Mastering FSC-Certified Wood in Green Building
FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations. We are an open, membership-led organization that sets standards under which forests and companies are certified. Our membership consists of three equally weighted chambers -- environmental, economic, and social -- to ensure the balance and the highest level of integrity. FSC US is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and operates as a National Office of FSC International, which is based in Bonn, Germany.
Through this course, you will learn why FSC products are important, how they integrate with broader green building standards, and how to find the products you’re looking for.
- Explain why Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified wood is key to green building, and why building professionals play an important role in promoting good forest management and conservation in North America and beyond
- Describe the fundamentals of a leading forest certification system with benefits for LEED certification
- Discuss the new rules for how FSC-certified wood works in the LEED green building rating system, clarify the differences between LEED 2009 standards and LEED v4 as it relates to FSC, and understand how FSC is credited in other leadership green building programs in North America
- Identify the tools, strategies and resources that green building professionals can use to encourage market transformation to sustainability of the forest products industry
10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions
A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion