1/20/2010 - WARROAD, Minn. – Marvin Windows and Doors’ continues its commitment to green principles with the addition of FSC-certified (QMI-COC-001058) and SFI-certified woods.  These third-party chain of custody certifications from the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative will be available on Marvin windows and patio doors.  All Marvin wood species will be available as FSC-certified and pine, Douglas fir, oak, cherry, maple, walnut and vertical grain Douglas fir will be available as SFI-certified.

SFI Inc. is a fully independent, charitable organization dedicated to promoting sustainable forest management. Their forest certification standard is based on principles that promote sustainable forest management, including measures to protect water quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, and forests with exceptional conservation value.

FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value.

Not only do these certifications matter to builders, architects, remodelers and homeowners who care about environmental sustainability, but they can be an important part of obtaining designations such as LEED.  The wood used in Marvin’s wood and clad-wood windows and patio doors is not only an important design element, but also a valuable way to help protect our world’s forests.
Source: Marvin Windows and Doors

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