The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has developed a new database called the FSC Wood Finder to help builders and designers find FSC-certified wood products quickly. Green Building Advisor’s Scott Gibson says users can search by the type of product, its availability, and its location in the U.S. and Canada. Read more about the newly developed tool below.

Using FSC-approved wood products can be important in gathering points for green building certification programs, such as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The FSC says it has certified more than 170 million acres of working forests in the U.S. and Canada. The database was developed in conjunction with the Northwest Natural Resource Group, a regional group promoting sustainable forestry practices.

Product types listed in the database include lumber, panels, millwork, engineered wood products, pressure-treated wood, and windows and doors. Each search produces a list of suppliers, a contact name and telephone number, and email and website links. When wood products are in stock, the database lists availability as “immediate.”

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