Award Recognizes Projects Utilizing FSC-certified Wood Products
FSC-US and Forest Products Solutions have announced a call for submissions for the second annual Designing & Building with FSC Award. This annual award recognizes building projects that have furthered responsible forest management through their purchase of FSC-certified wood products. The winning project will be announced at the GreenBuild ’06 Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado, from November 15-17, 2006. GreenBuild is the annual conference of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Roger Dower, president of FSC-US, stated, “the growth of the green building market, driven by the US Green Building Council, has been extremely successful in encouraging the use of FSC-certified wood products—products that come from forests that meet the highest standard of forest management in the world. The Designing & Building with FSC Award recognizes those buildings that, because of their purchases of FSC wood, have made significant contributions to the green building movement and the environment.”
This award is open to owners, architects, interior designers, general contractors, builders, consultants or other professionals. Projects can be any building type, including commercial, institutional, mixed-use, or residential. To submit a project, it must have used a significant amount (at least 50% of the new wood by cost) of FSC-certified wood and been completed during or since 2003.
Projects will be judged on the use of wood, inclusion of FSC-certified wood, efforts to progress certified forest products market transformation, overall wood design and appropriate wood use. To learn more about the award and download an application form, please go to the Green Building section of FSC-US’ website, www.fscus.org/green_building/award.php. All applications must be received by 5:00pm (PST), Friday, September 15th, 2006.
Forest Products Solutions has organized a selection committee that consists of representatives from the architectural firm WBA Architects, the Natural Step building group, the Center for Maximum Building Performance, forest products manufacturers Panel Source International and VT Industries, and eco-structure magazine.