Green Building

In addition to requirements designed to ensure safety and structural performance, there are a growing number of codes, standards and rating systems that seek to incorporate green building concepts to minimize a building's environmental impact.

Wood can help to earn points in categories typically found in green building rating systems— including certified wood, recycled/reused/salvaged materials, local sourcing of materials, waste minimization, indoor air quality, advanced building techniques and skills and life cycle impacts. Light commercial, multi-family and single-family residential projects with extensive use of wood have achieved top-level certification under LEED, Green Globes and other green building certification systems.

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Green building rating systems