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 […]

SFI Program Eligibility for LEED Points Is Good News for Cooperation on Climate Change

Guest blog: John M. Hagan III, President of Manomet and member of the SFI Board of Directors representing the environmental sector

Tackling climate change is a critical global issue. Science tells us that every economic, social, […]

Broader Eligibility for LEED Credits Creates a Bridge to a Greener Economy

Guest blog:
Gene Kodama, South Carolina State Forester, National Association of State Foresters Forest Markets Committee, and Chair of the USDA Forestry Research Advisory Council

My fellow State Foresters and I are committed to maintaining and expanding […]

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 […]