Environmental Certification. Topics we will cover today. Industry Players US Green Building Council - LEED Forest Stewardship Council - FSC Scientific Certification Systems LEED Rating System SCS - Recovered-Content Certification FSC-Certification VOC content Adhesives Finish
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U.S. Green Building Council
USGBC is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of architects, manufacturers, engineers, contractors, designers, consultants, professional societies, environmental organizations, governmental organizations, financial institutions, and others, who are committed to the idea of sustainable building practices.
(See LEED Status Matrix)
Scientific Certification Systems
Via its Forest Conservation Program, SCS audits and certifies forest managers and forest product manufacturers under FSC standards and principles, and materials management standards.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) (www.fscus.org)
The FSC is an independent NGO which promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable forest management.
Smartwood audits and certifies forest managers and forest product manufacturers under FSC’s standards and principles.
(NOT stave core, and not adhesives used in assembly!)
(Indoor Environmental Quality point 4.1)
(Indoor Environmental Quality credit 4.2)
(Low to no VOCs in stains, topcoats)