Posts Tagged ‘ Forest Stewardship Council ’

Georgia Governor Says LEED Rating System is Unfair to Wood Materials

Aug 21st, 2012

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently issued an executive order  directing new or expanded state buildings to incorporate green building standards. These standards would give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Tree Farm System and the Forest Stewardship Council. “For the past 50 years, Georgia has [...]

FSC Says More Work Needed on LEED 2012

Mar 23rd, 2012

While the third draft of LEED 2012 is open for comment, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) says though it offers improvements, its still falls short of its stated goal: driving market transformation to sustainability. According to an FSC announcement, it “recognizes and appreciates the substantial effort the staff and technical advisors at the USGBC invested [...]