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.
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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.
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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 […]
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 […]
SFI DIRECTOR HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANCE OF CERTIFICATION IN MASS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION
As the mass timber building movement gains momentum, designers and builders need assurance that the wood products on the market […]
SFI Community Grants Strengthen Connections Between Forests and Communities to Advance Local Sustainability Solutions
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced 10 SFI Community Grants today featuring collaboration between 40 partner organizations. This commitment to local communities helps SFI achieve its mission of advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaborations.
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 […]
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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 […]
DIVERSE INDEPENDENT BOARD
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. […]
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.
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.
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.
Many of wood’s positive attributes in construction depend in part on whether the forest resource is well managed.
Architects and builders choose wood […]