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.
2019 has been a great year, thanks to all of you for supporting SFI and committing to a sustainable future.
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. 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.
Leaders from the Forest Sector and Non-Profits Volunteer for Habitat Greater Ottawa Build to Support Indigenous Youth
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is bringing together forest sector and non-profit leaders to volunteer on a Habitat for Humanity Greater Ottawa build. “This build is a chance for us to address important issues like Indigenous housing and youth empowerment. We envision a world that values and benefits from sustainably managed forests. Using sustainable forest products while building a sense of community and opportunity supports our mission,” says Paul Robitaille, SFI’s Manager of Indigenous and Youth Relations.
This blog is originally posted on USGBC's LEED article website. SFI shares tips on how to how to earn LEED points with certified wood.
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Guest blog: John M. Hagan III, President of Manomet and member of the SFI Board of Directors representing the environmental sector
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Gene Kodama, South Carolina State Forester, National Association of State Foresters Forest Markets Committee, and Chair of the USDA Forestry Research Advisory Council
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