Links to Green Programs & Organizations

Forestry Stewardship Council

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The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) is an international, non-profit organization established to promote responsible management of the world’s forests.

A resource tool created and managed by the FSC to provide multiple search options for procuring certified materials and protecting the Chain of Custody (CoC) through the construction process.

Visit: fsc.org

Rainforest Alliance

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The Rainforest Alliance pioneered the concept of responsible forestry certification in 1989 and has since certified to Forest Stewardship Council standards more than 190 million acres (76 million hectares) in more than 78 countries around the world.

Hood Distribution is FSC certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

Visit: rainforest-alliance.org

Sustainable Forest Initiative

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The Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) is a program that is governed by an independent board of directors that ensures that forests are being managed in a sustainable manner.

Visit: forests.org

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

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Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a Green Building rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council.

LEED is one of the prominent rating systems that encompass a group of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.

Visit: usgbc.org

Program for the Endorsement of Forest
Certification

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The Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) provides an assurance mechanism to purchasers of wood and paper products that they are promoting the sustainable management of forests.

Visit: pefc.org

Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers’
Association

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The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers’ Association (KCMA) has developed its new Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) to encourage industry policies and practices that benefit the environment and the well-being of society.

Visit: kcma.org

National Association of Home builders

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) represents the largest network of craftsmen, innovators, and problem solvers dedicated to building and enriching communities.

The NAHB's Sustainability and Green Building Subcommittee advises the NAHB on its oversight responsibilities related to environmentally responsible and resource-efficient construction issues, and also advocates for sustainability and green building initiatives and policies.

Learn more about NAHB's Model Green Home Building Guidelines

Visit: nahb.org

Scientific Certification Services

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Scientific Certification Services (SCS) developed its Forest Conservation Program in 1991 and has since emerged as a leading certifier of forest management operations and wood products manufacturers.

Visit: scsglobalservices.com

California Air Resources Board

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California Air Resources Board (CARB) was established by California’s legislature in 1967 to attain and maintain healthy air quality.

CARB has established a set of guidelines to regulate formaldehyde emissions allowed in the construction of products in the state.

Visit: arb.ca.gov