Green – Greener – Greenest
Intermountain Wood Products is committed to the longevity of this planet and those who live on it. Our vision statement “To enhance the quality of life for all we associate with” depicts our philosophy towards the environment as well as our relationships with others.
Being in an industry that produces renewable resources makes us proud. Wood by nature is a renewable resource. Whether it's newly harvested wood or reclaimed lumber, wood can be planted, grown and harvested in a responsible manner. Is it possible to grow new ore for metal buildings, sand that makes our windows or concrete for our driveways? Is it possible to grow more crude oil? Wood is good and we are committed to being responsible with this renewable resource.
FSC® Certified ! - FSC® (Forest Stewardship Counsel) is an independent, non-governmental, not for profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests. Products carrying the FSC® label are independently certified to assure consumers that they come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.
Intermountain Wood Products became certified in September 2008. This means we are able to sell FSC® Certified Products.
Do all products need to be FSC® Certified to be considered green?
Green – Green is as simple as using an energy efficient light bulb or an energy efficient furnace. Perhaps it's a drip system for your plants and shrubs rather than a full sprinkling system. Green starts with opening our minds to the possibilities of simple changes. These simple changes will help to minimize our consumption of energy and natural resources. We should do all we can to enhance the quality of life.
Greener – Greener is achieved by taking a little more responsibility in preserving the environment and the products produced and grown in it. Many plywood's are now manufactured in a way which adds no urea formaldehyde. This improves indoor air quality. Particle Board is a byproduct of lumber manufacturing and some recycled materials.
Greenest – Greenest may refer to using a resource multiple times. Intermountain Wood Products has material that would be considered Greenest. We invested in equipment to remanufacture lumber that has had a prior use. Old barns and warehouses are just
of the original uses. After we have de-metaled and dried this material, we enhance the look and value by producing stunning flooring and more. If this wood could talk, what would be said? Wood is good and perhaps “wood with a history” just may be better.
USGBC - United States Green Building Council
USGBEC - LEED - New Construction Requirements
NHLA – Why North American Hardwoods