Tuesday the US Green Building council (USGBC) announced a new Alternative Compliance Pathway credit for recognition of responsible, legal sourcing of wood.  Wood certified under programs identified through ASTM D7612-10 (including SFI, ATFS, CSA, and PEFC) will be compliant for credit in both LEED v4 and the older LEED 2009.  The Softwood Lumber Board congratulates USGBC on this move and its recognition of a more inclusive set of certification systems.  This is an important step forward in increasing the use of softwood lumber products in sustainable and economically viable non-residential construction.

To see USGBC’s announcement please click here.

The explanation of the new pilot credit can be viewed here.