Sustainability Resources

AWI Statement of Environmental Sustainability and Green Certifications

  1. We are dealing with a precious resource, and we place value on that resource as an association.
  2. We are committed to the sustainable management of that resource.
  3. We encourage the use of underutilized species as a part of the solution. Fashion and fads often drive the species selection.
  4. We recognize there are a number of programs in operation which serve to verify sustainable forestry and wood use practices.
  5. We do not endorse any single program or solution, nor do we make any statements against any.
  6. Our commitment to and the process of being good stewards of our natural resources will never end.

AWI's The Real Benefits of Wood Brochure

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System Resources


Green Building and Certified Resources


USGBC Revised Requirements for Documenting the Use of FSC-Certified Wood in LEED

Green Building Certification Institute

Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC)

World Green Building Council

Green Building Initiative (GBI) News Site

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)


Rainforest Alliance —- Smartwood

American Tree Farm System

Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)

Appalachian Hardwood

Comparisons of Forest Certifications: Metafore

Find State Tax Incentives for Green Building

Report Comparing Carbon of Wood to Other Building Materials

Rulings for VOC & VOE Limits

Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, 16CFR260.7(e)

Wood: The "Alpha Material" — CWB 8/2008