SFI BLOG

SFI Successes in 2017 and Big Plans for 2018

At the end of each year, SFI takes time to give thanks, reflect on the past year, and look forward to the next year. We continue to work with a diverse network to expand our […]

SFI at Greenbuild: Promoting the Importance of Well-Managed Forests in Green Building

One of the best ways to make buildings better for our environment is to use as much wood as possible in construction. However, many of wood’s positive attributes in construction depend, in part, on whether […]

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 […]

2015 SFI Annual Conference Student Scholars: Celebrating the Past, Looking Towards the Future

I can’t clearly remember what I was doing 20 years ago. I’d like to think that I was exploring the local forest, as eight-year-old boys do… turning over a log in search of a salamander, […]

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 […]