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PEFC Certified Material can now reach LEED Accreditation

September 21st, 2016

In this modern construction industry, it’s not enough to just create an architectural masterpiece, clients are now wanting their space to fit all the desired sustainable requirements. Wood offers an innovative building solution with a minimal environmental footprint and is the reason why sustainable timber is sought after by many.

Here are ASH, we pride ourselves in not only providing the best quality timber, but also having the certifications to back it up.

ASH timber has PEFC accreditation, which means our PEFC certified materials are now eligible to achieve a LEED certification.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a widely used third party verification for green buildings. The Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) rewards building projects that use ‘wood projects from certified sources… including internationally recognised voluntary forest certification standards like PEFC and FSC.’

All the above means is that LEED is another certification that provides customers with the evidence that the wood their purchasing originates from sustainably managed forests.

The Margaret Court Arena, one of the biggest projects in Victoria, achieved an outstanding LEED gold rating with the use of GoodWood Victorian Ash and Supa Span – a gold rating being one of the highest ratings a project can receive.

Other ASH accreditations include; Australian Forest Standard (AFS), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC) and audited by the Environmental Management System ISO140001.

For more information on how your project can achieve LEED accreditation, visit the LEED webpage.