Green Building Materials
Environmentally Sustainable Building Materials
J&W Lumber’s commitment to environmental sustainability is reflected by the fact that most of our lumber comes from Northern California mills that are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), a national forest conservation program that promotes sustainable forestry using internationally recognized standards for sustainable forest management. These mills are committed to:
- Preserving old growth forests
- Developing Habitat Conservation Plans to protect the ecosystem to benefit wildlife
- Managing lands of special significance—biological, geological, cultural, or historical—in a manner that takes into account their unique qualities
- Replanting an average of about one million seedlings by hand annually, ensuring forest for generations to come
- Complying with federal, state, and local forestry environmental laws and regulations
Non-Wood Green Building Material Partners
In addition to our commitment to sustainable forests, J&W Lumber ensures our non-wood suppliers are fully committed to the environment. Our composite, steel, aluminum, vinyl, tools and paint suppliers are all leaders in their prospective industries for doing their part in preserving our environment. Here are just a few of our green partners.
An Overall Emphasis on Sustainability
We don’t stop our commitment to the environment with our suppliers. Every facet of our business is dedicated to good stewardship with the environment. We have a great recycling program that addresses our office waste and material downfall as well.
J&W Lumber operates with minimal materials making their way to the landfill. All our lumber is either sold for its building purpose, chipped up for landscaping, or sold for firewood. Even the sawdust is recycled to use for soil amendments.
- Redwood: Cradle To Gate Life Cycle analysis (USDA)
- Redwood: Green Building with Redwood Fact Sheet
- Western Red Cedar: Green Building with Western Red Cedar
- Trex Composite Decking
- Fiberon Composite Decking
- TimberTech Composite Decking