Resource Links

SUSTAINABLE BUILDING RATING SYSTEMS

UNITED STATES GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
http://www.usgbc.org

NATIONAL GREEN BUILDING STANDARD FOR RESIDENTIAL
http://www.nahbrc.org/technical/standards/greenbuilding.aspx

BREEAM (Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method)
http://www.breeam.org

Green Globes
http://www.greenglobes.com

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT RATINGS

GreenSeal
http://www.greenseal.org

BIFMA SUSTAINABLE STANDARD
http://www.bifma.org/?page=standardsoverview

CHAIN OF CUSTODY REQUIREMENTS

https://www.usgbc.org/ShowFile.aspx?DocumentID=4027
(FSC COC / LEED® Credit Requirement)

http://www.fscus.org/green_building/leed_faq.php
(This is FSC's announcement officially detailing the COC requirements to USGBC’s Certified Wood requirement)

USING WOOD IN A LEED PROJECT

12 PODCASTS ON WOOD ISSUES & USE IN LEED® PROJECTS
http://awinet.org/suppliers/resources/sustainability.cfm

FOREST CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS

ATFS (American Tree Farm System)
http://www.treefarmsystem.org

SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative)
http://www.sfiprogram.org

FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
http://www.fscus.org

PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes)
http://www.pefc.org

IBAMA (Brazilian Institute for the Environment & Renewable Natural Resources)
http://www.ibama.gov.br

TeFF (TEMPERATE FOREST FOUNDATION)
http://www.forestinfo.org

TFF (TROPICAL FOREST FOUNDATION)
http://www.tropicalforestfoundation.org

US FOREST PRODUCTS SOCIETY
http://www.forestprod.org

BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING

FIND STATE TAX INCENTIVES FOR GREEN BUILDING
http://www.eere.energy.gov

ENVIRONMENTAL RULINGS, STANDARDS & LISTS

CITES (CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE OF ENDANGERED SPECIES)
http://www.cities.org

EPA (UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENGY)
http://www.epa.gov

ATC (APPLIED TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL: Seismic codes)
http://www.atcouncil.org

FOR VOC & VOE LIMITS

GREENSEAL
http://www.greenseal.org/GreenBusiness/Certification.aspx

SOUTH COAST AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (SCAQMD)
http://www.aqmd.gov/rules/rulesreg.html

CARB (CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD) (Formaldehyde CA Bill 509)
http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/compwood/compwood.htm

ABOUT GRADES

HPVA (Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association)
http://www.hpva.org

USDA (UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE)
http://www.usda.gov

WDMA (WINDOW & DOOR MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION)
http://www.wdma.org

ABOUT CARBON

ZERO CARBON BUILDINGS
http://www.architecture2030.org

REPORT COMPARING CARBON OF WOOD TO OTHER BUILDING MATERIALS
http://www.dovetailinc.org/reports/pdf/DovetailCarbon0408hz.pdf

CHICAGO CLIMATE EXCHANGE
http://www.chicagoclimatex.com

WOOD: THE "ALPHA MATERIAL" CWB AUGUST, 2008
http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/articles/wood_the_alpha_material_127700883.html

ABOUT SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MARKETING

GUIDES FOR THE USE OF ENVIRONMENTAL MARKETING CLAIMS, 16CFR260.7 (e)
http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/grnrule/guides980427.htm

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

AWI (Architectural Woodwork Institute)
http://www.awinet.org

AWMAC (Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada)
http://www.awmac.com

WI (Woodwork Institute)
http://www.wicnet.org

AIA (American Institute of Architects)
http://www.aia.org

AFMA (American Fixture Manufacturers Association)
http://www.afma4u.org

ANSI (American National Standards Institute)
http://www.ansi.org

ARE (Association for Retail Environments)
http://www.retailenvironments.org

ASTM (American Society for Testing & Materials)
http://www.astm.org

ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
http://www.asid.org

BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers)
http://www.bifma.org

CWC (Canadian Wood Council)
http://www.cwc.ca

CPA (Composite Panel Association)
http://www.pbmdf.com

CSI (Construction Specifications Institute)
http://www.csinet.org

HPVA (Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association)
http://www.hpva.org

IWPA (International Wood Products Association)
http://www.iwpawood.org

IIDA (International Interior Design Association)
http://www.iida.org

KCMA (Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association)
http://www.kcma.org

LMA (Laminating Materials Association)
http://www.lma.org

SEFA (Scientific Equipment & Furniture Association)
http://www.sefalabs.com

WDMA (WINDOW & DOOR MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION)
http://www.wdma.org

WHAT DOES THIS WORD MEAN?

DICTIONARY OF ALTERNATIVE & SUSTAINABLE LIVING
http://www.daviddarling.info

MATERIAL SOURCES

SALVAGED / RECLAIMED MATERIAL
http://www.ancientwood.com 715-685-0610

RECYCLED CONTENT
http://www.panelsource.net

AGROFIBER PRODUCT
http://www.environbiocomposites.com/products.php

FSC DIMENSIONAL LUMBER
http://www.certifiedwood.net