Friday, 18 March 2016
Federal Purchasers Looking for FSC Lumberyards
March 18, 2016
Following the September 2015 announcement that FSC is now the only EPA recommended standard for lumber and wood in federal purchasing, the Forest Stewardship Council has been contacted by the US Department of Energy, asking for a list of lumberyards and building supply stores that can sell FSC-certified wood and lumber into federal construction projects.
If you are interested in being included in the list FSC provides to the US Department of Energy, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Name of the lumberyard or building supply store
- Location(s) of your store(s)
- Contact person with email address and phone number
Please only include information for companies with valid FSC certificates. If you are uncertain if your company is FSC certified, you can check at info.fsc.org.
For more information about the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels” to guide federal procurement, visit here. For lumber and wood, FSC is now the only EPA recommended standard.
In recognition of the important role the federal government plays as the nation’s largest purchaser, the Forest Stewardship Council US sent a letter of thanks to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.