Why Wood?

Green Building Rating Systems

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 the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) system, Green Globes and other green building certification systems.