SFI BLOG

Indigenous Peoples across North America Welcome the Green Building Community with LEED Recognition of SFI

Guest blog:
David Walkem, Chief of Cook’s Ferry Indian Band, near Merritt, British Columbia, President Stuwix Resources Joint Venture and member of the SFI Board of Directors representing the economic sector

The SFI Forest Management Standard is […]

LEED Recognition for SFI and ATFS Is Good News for Forests and the Communities that Rely on Them

Guest bloggers:
Republican Representative Gregg Harper of Mississippi and Democratic Representative Kurt Schrader of Oregon

When it comes to the health of our nation’s forests and the communities that depend on them, we occupy common ground. Another […]

LEED Recognition for SFI Will Help Improve Water Quality and Conserve Biodiversity

Guest blogger: Greg Siekaniec, CEO, Ducks Unlimited Canada and SFI Vice Chair

At Ducks Unlimited Canada, our goal is to ensure abundant wetlands, waterfowl, and associated wildlife for generations to come while also improving Canadian lives. […]

New LEED compliance path creates market opportunity for responsibly managed forests

Guest blog by:
Doyle R. Simons, President and CEO, Weyerhaeuser Company

The U.S. Green Building Council’s decision to recognize the SFI Standards is good news for forests and great news for green building. Opening another sustainable path […]

LEED Recognition for SFI Gets a Big Thumbs Up from Organized Labour

Guest blogger: Bob Matters, Chair, United Steelworkers-Wood Council and SFI board member representing the social sector

I have been a rank and file International Woodworkers of America woodworker and now Steelworkers member since the age of […]

Hallelujah! Forest Certification Recognized in LEED for Its Role in Promoting Legal, Responsible and Certified Sources

The entire forest community is celebrating some huge news. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has created a pathway for forests certified to SFI to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits through […]

Plum Creek CEO honored for leadership and advocacy by SFI

SFI recognized Rick Holley, the CEO of Seattle-based Plum Creek Timber Company, this month for his longstanding work in illustrating how wood that’s produced from responsibly managed forests ultimately benefits our communities.

Holley has been a driving […]