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LEED Points for Developers/Builders

LEED® and the Sustainable Furnishings Council® 

 Buying “green” is a growing trend, but its increasing popularity begs the question:  “How green is green?”  The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Green Building Rating System is a voluntary standard developed by the United States Green Building Council for developing buildings that reduce or eliminate environmental impacts.  LEED® certification is obtainable by earning points for compliance with specified LEED® standards.  Points are awarded to projects based on percentage of compliance in particular categories. 

Our furniture can help contribute points toward LEED® certification for buildings because of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certifications applicable to the wood from which our furniture is made, which include FSC’s Controlled Wood Forest Management Certification and FSC’s pure certification.

These credits may include:

Materials & Resources

Rapidly renewable materials:
Certified Wood:

MR credit  6
MR credit  7

Indoor Environmental Quality

Low-emitting materials:

EQ credit  4.5

Innovation & Design Process

ID credit  1

In addition to potentially contributing to LEED® certification, we are a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council® (SFC).  The SFC is the premier U.S. non-profit organization that promotes green furnishings and sustainable practices in the furniture and furnishings industry.  The SFC is a coalition of suppliers, manufacturers, retailers and designers, as well as consumers, who recognize the scientific consensus that our world is experiencing dangerous global climate change.

We support SFC’s activities to bring awareness to the need to minimize carbon emissions, waste stream pollutants and the use of primary materials like wood from unsustainable sources.  SFC members are committed to analyzing the environmental impact of their products, and a verifiable chain of custody, which we insist upon for all wood used in our furniture, is the only acceptable method for tracking wood flow.