A discussion of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).  The presentation details history, membership and qualification into the SFI standard and what it means to have that certification.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore developments in forestry practices, supply and demand of wood consumption, and impact of forest ownership on industry and trade.
  2. Discuss the importance of forest certification for environmental sustainability, including protection of wildlife, aquatic animals, water quality and the conservation of biological diversity, and provide an overview of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
  3. Review the SFI Standards, Principles, and Objectives, and the benefits to our wellness and health of our forests, with focus on Chain of Custody and how it ensures that the wood products originated from sustainable forests.
  4. Benefits of using certified wood, the relevancy to other green building programs, why wood is the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly building material, compare wood versus steel and concrete and the importance of forests sequestering carbon CO2.

PRESENTER:  Brian Baggett, Architectural Consultant, Sierra Pacific Windows


Please RSVP to brad@brarchitects.com