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SFI BLOG

The revolutionary promise of mass timber

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.

By |2020-04-06T10:27:00-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Certification, Good For Forests, Green Building, Green Technology|

Conservation through Forest Certification to Help Species at Risk

One of the best parts of my work at the Sustainable Forestry Initiative is the opportunity I have to collaborate with researchers, academics and other conservation leaders throughout Canada and the United States. I see first-hand the fascinating and innovative ways they are working together to tackle conservation challenges. Increasingly, people are using forest certification to take conservation in exciting new directions.

Our Supply Chain Helps Forests One SFI-Certified Box at a Time

An important aspect of our company philosophy is the recognition that we’re not separate from our environment: we’re part of the environment. Plants, humans, non-human animals, rivers, lakes, and forests sustain each other. And we all share this, our home planet, together. As a company, we strive to do our best to demonstrate our respect for the environment and we seek out suppliers who feel the same way. 

SFI annonce de nouveaux administrateurs ayant de l’expertise 
sur les grandes questions de durabilité

La société Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) est heureuse d’annoncer l’élection de trois nouveaux administrateurs : Jad Daley, président-directeur général d’American Forests; Patricia Layton, directrice de l’Institut de l’utilisation du bois et de la conception d’ouvrages en bois de l’Université Clemson et professeure de foresterie à cette même université; et Jeff Bromley, président du Conseil du bois du Syndicat des Métallos.

By |2019-12-10T12:17:40-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Certification, Community, Conservation, News Release French, Partnerships, SFI Board of Directors|

SFI Announces New Board Members with Expertise 
on Key Sustainability Issues

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.

LA BRASSERIE COWBELL REÇOIT LE PRIX DU BOIS CERTIFIÉ DE SFI CÉLÉBRANT LA BEAUTÉ ET LES AVANTAGES DU BOIS

La brasserie Cowbell a reçu aujourd’hui le Prix du bois certifié de la société Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) pour son utilisation de produits de bois provenant de sources responsables dans la conception de la première brasserie carboneutre d’Amérique du Nord. Le prix fait partie du programme des prix pour la conception et la construction en bois. Allan Avis Architects a reçu le prix lors de la Wood Solutions Fair, à Toronto.

Cowbell Brewing Co. Wins the SFI-Certified Wood Award Celebrating the Beauty and Benefits of Wood

Cowbell Brewing Co. won the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Certified Wood Award today for using responsibly sourced wood products in the design of North America’s first carbon neutral brewery. The award is part of the Wood Design & Building Awards program. Allan Avis Architects received the award at the Toronto Wood Solutions Fair in Toronto on November 22.

By |2020-04-02T13:28:04-04:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Certification, Design, Green Building, News Release, Sustainability|

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Highlights Benefits of 
Sustainable Forests in Canada and the United States

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) committed in its latest annual progress report to continue advancing sustainability through forest-focused collaborations by maximizing its efforts in standards, conservation, education, and community.

By |2020-04-02T13:59:13-04:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Certification, Community, Conservation, Label, News Release, Partnerships, Supply Chain, Sustainability|