Columbia offers a wide range of materials which
may count toward national and international
green building standards.
A Leader in Green Products
Columbia Forest Products is well known in our industry as supplying environmentally-friendly
decorative wood panels for interior construction. Our products are North American-made,
contain only legal, regionally harvested wood, and are assembled using our award-winning
soy-based, formaldehyde-free PureBond®
However, in order to earn points in all the official green building standards, you
will need to specify your materials with the goal of green accreditation in mind.
We have compiled a table to help you find which
of our products will help you on your journey to LEED® or NAHB Green certification.
Many of our products may help you earn points for their renewable content, recycled
content, low VOC emissions, or local availability.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system developed
by the U.S. Green Building Council
(USGBC) to promote sustainable building and development practices through a suite
of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental
and health performance.
The National Home Builders Association
(NAHB) developed the National Green Building Standard™ to define green building
for single- and multifamily homes, residential remodeling projects, and site development
projects while still allowing for the flexibility required for regionally-appropriate
best green practices.
Click below to access a list of our green products that may count towards green
building standards. Point lists are possible credits. You will have to confirm with
a LEED AP® that the product you purchased meets the strict criteria.
These lists will be updated regularly, however if you do not see a product listed
here please contact your Columbia Forest Products
LEED AP about its availability.
The LEED green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark
for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. USGBC® and related
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