It is has been gratifying to see the level of interest in the environment and sustainable construction practices rise so dramatically in recent years especially as it relates to reclaimed wood. This is evident in the number of organizations we have seen sprout up both selling and certifying products made from reclaimed wood. The FSC and USGBC organizations in particular have been standouts in terms of the certification and promotion of green building practices.
In the fall of 2008 Vintage received recognition for our complete line of reclaimed wood products by the Forest Stewardship Council. The FSC classified our products 100% recycled content. Although we have been providing Vintage reclaimed wood products for over 20 years now, (longer than both the FSC and US Green Building Council have been around), it was great to have had an independent organization recognize and certify our products as such. More information regarding FSC can be found at: http://www.fsc.org.
For those clients interested in acquiring Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification administered by the US Green Building Council, our products made from reclaimed wood are eligible for the MR4 (materials reuse) and MR5 (regional materials) credits. Your project would be eligible for the LEED regional materials credit if the project is within 500 miles of our location. This includes locations throughout the Southern California area stretching as far north as San Francisco, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento and east past Las Vegas and Phoenix. More information on the LEEDS program and green building in general can be found at the US Green Building Council website https://new.usgbc.org/