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Thursday, 06 June 2013
9th Annual Design & Build with FSC Awards

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June 6, 2013

Each year at Greenbuild, the Forest Stewardship Council US recognizes the best commercial and residential building projects, based on innovative uses of FSC-certified wood products. Award-winning projects demonstrate that wood from responsibly managed forests can meet all design and construction needs. Selection criteria include the amount of FSC-certified wood used, innovation and efforts to advance market transformation.

Past award winners have included the Bullitt Center in Seattle, Washington, which is the first FSC Project Certified Commercial Building in the US, and Big Rock Cottage in the US Virgin Islands, which attained 5-Star Tropical Green Building Certification requiring all tropical hardwoods to be FSC certified. In 2011, the winning projects included the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Research Lab, a Living Building that used 100% FSC-certified wood, and zHome, and 10-unit spec home development in the Seattle suburb of Issaquah, where 78 percent of wood used was FSC certified.

Download case studies of the 2012 Design & Build with FSC Award winners here. 

Applications for 2013 Design & Build Awards due Friday, September 6th.

For design teams, owners, contractors or others working with FSC-certified wood in building, we encourage you to apply for the Design& Build with FSC Awards 2013.

To learn more about the selection criteria and how to apply, download the application here