Even in a struggling economy, green building is booming in the United States.
In 2012, green building represented 25 percent of all commercial and institutional building starts and 20 percent of residential construction, up from 2 percent in 2005. (Source: McGraw-Hill Construction)
Every day, the US Green Building Council's LEED program is certifying 1.6 million square feet of building space. Nearly 9 billion square feet of building space is participating in the LEED program now. (Source: USGBC)
And FSC-certified wood was found to be the most specified green-building product in McGraw-Hill’s database of 60,000 project specifications collected annually, surpassing even EnergyStar.
FSC US is committed to providing quality education and service to the green building community.
With more than a thousand FSC Chain-of-Custody certified construction product suppliers in the U.S. alone, and thousands more globally, it has never been easier to find and use FSC-certified products in green building.
Read more about FSC's efforts related to LEED v4 (formerly known as LEED 2012).