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The revolutionary promise of mass timber

Even as the challenges of climate change continue to dominate the news, a set of technological revolutions in design and materials science offers renewed hope. While the transportation sector is a major source of carbon emissions, tackling climate change also means re-examining how buildings are designed, built and operated. That’s because the construction industry produces roughly 40 percent of global carbon emissions – more than even the transportation sector.

By |April 3rd, 2020|

Structurlam is First Canadian Cross-Laminated Timber Manufacturer to Earn SFI Chain-Of-Custody Certification

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that Structurlam is the first Canadian manufacturer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) to be certified to the SFI 2015-2021 Chain-of-Custody Standard. Structurlam blends the expertise of wood science with the ingenuity of European fabrication to produce mass timber products including CLT, the next-generation of engineered wood products. Structurlam has manufactured CLT for six years and supplied the product to over 350 projects in North America. Extensively tested, the product has vast applications for construction.

By |August 23rd, 2017|

Grant – Mississippi Forestry Foundation


Mississippi State University Architecture Students Gain Valuable Mass Timber Knowledge

Mass Timber Technology Studio
Why this project matters
The Mass Timber Technology Studio is a fourth-year architecture class […]
By |March 2nd, 2018|

Grant – University of Idaho


Demonstrating Benefits of SFI-Certified Wood in a Mass Timber Arena

The University of Idaho’s new mass timber sports arena offers opportunity to showcase the benefits of sourcing […]
By |April 21st, 2020|

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Climate change is one of our most pressing global challenges and it is necessary for everyone to play a role in addressing it. Hear how governments, architects, mass timber producers, and global retailers are prioritizing […]

By |March 14th, 2021|

Conf Speakers CONTENT

Kathy Abusow

President and CEO
Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Kathy Abusow is President and CEO of SFI Inc., a sustainability leader that stands for future forests. She has held this role since […]

By |February 26th, 2021|



SFI Inc. is governed by the 18-member SFI Board, which sets SFI’s strategic direction and is responsible for overseeing and improving the internationally recognized SFI Program and SFI Standards. […]

By |January 12th, 2017|

SMARTLAM is First US CLT Manufacturer to Earn SFI Chain-of-Custody Certification

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that SmartLam, LLC, is the first U.S. manufacturer of cross-laminated timber (CLT) to be certified to the SFI 2015-2021 Chain-of-Custody Standard. SmartLam manufactures CLT for a variety of applications, including floor, roof and wall systems. SFI’s Chain-of-Custody Standard helps companies address the growing demand from governments, customers, and consumers for responsibly sourced forest products.

By |May 8th, 2017|

Three New Members Add Expertise To SFI Inc. Board

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced today that three new members were elected to its independent Board of Directors, supporting its balanced approach to responsible forest management. SFI Inc.’s 18-member board represents environmental, social and economic sectors equally to meet the many needs of forests and communities. Hagan joins the board’s environmental chamber, and Hardacre and Smith are part of the social chamber. Current board members include representatives of environmental, professional and academic groups, independent loggers, family forest landowners, public officials, labor and the forest products sector.

By |September 21st, 2010|

SFI Announces New Board Members with Expertise 
on Key Sustainability Issues

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its board of directors: Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests, Dr. Patricia Layton, Director of Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute and Professor of Forestry at Clemson University, and Jeff Bromley, United Steelworkers Wood Council Chair.

By |November 25th, 2019|

Market Relevance – Green Building


Many of wood’s positive attributes in construction depend in part on whether the forest resource is well managed.

Architects and builders choose wood […]

By |August 15th, 2017|

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