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Looking for sustainable products to specify in your next green building project? CADdetails has uncovered the latest in green building products and environmentally friendly design practices developed to support architects, builders, building owners and designers in their efforts to build and maintain sustainable sites. Follow the links below to learn about CADdetails.com SpecGREEN manufacturers and how the green products they offer may contribute towards the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification of your next commercial or residential building or interior design.


The SmartWood Program of the Rainforest Alliance has certified Hoover Treated Wood Products Inc. as a Multi-Site Chain of Custody company. This assessment is in compliance with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accreditation manual. As a multi-site SmartWood Chain of Custody company, each of the Hoover manufacturing facilities can process and ship FSC certified wood. This national distribution affords the timely introduction of products to satisfy the requirements for certified wood. As the nation’s largest supplier of fire retardant treated wood for commercial construction projects, Hoover's products are designed to meet the demands of the LEED® building rating system, which requires that wood products carry an FSC chain of custody.


Sill Plate is a tough, versatile pressure-treated lumber. Like borate-treated lumber, it’s guaranteed to stop termites and prevent decay, plus it’s compatible with carbon steel (black iron) fasteners. But unlike borate-treated lumber, it requires no special handling. ProWood's sill plate lumber is both reliable and easy to work with, combining the advantage of several green certifications with the power to stand up to decades of pests and the elements. Sill plate MCA (micronized copper azole) treated lumber is approved for any aboveground exterior application. Whenever the situation calls for superior quality pressure-treated lumber, consider the product that can handle it all.


S.I. Storey Lumber Company believes their practices are sound and environmentally friendly. Most of their employees live near where they work or have multi-generational ties to the area in which they operate. The company grew up here and still lives here. This is their neighborhood and they take pride in that. They take care of their surroundings and believe in the product they produce. One of the advantages of wood is that it is the best insulator of all structural building materials, with millions of tiny air cells trapped within its cellular structure providing a barrier against heat and cold. An inch of wood is 15 times as efficient an insulator as concrete, 400 times as efficient as steel, and 1,770 times as efficient as aluminum. So, homes and other buildings built with wood require far less energy to heat and cool, thus conserving fossil fuels and coal. Another benefit of using wood is that it is reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable.


As a 100% employee-owned company Woodfold looks at their efforts to minimize their environmental impact as a journey with no end. It will take a relentless pursuit to truly have zero waste and impact on the environment. Over the years Woodfold has gained greater understanding of potential impacts from the entire life of the product. Along the way they have responded by implementing various changes to reduce their environmental impact. Through the strength of their employees they are committed to continuing this journey towards zero environmental impact.