If the FSC was a conference it would be one where everyone wins (No- I am not implying that everyone should always win. Competition makes us all better.) FSC aka (Forest Stewardship Council) is a council that certifies wood as being sustainably harvested. This means that forest are maintained to maximize a good yield over a long time versus clear cutting where all of the trees that are worth something are cut at once depleting land of good trees.
Early last year I was building a house called Ecolumina (you can visit it at www.ecolumina.org) that was going to be a LEED certified house. One of the areas where I was going to get points was in the sustainable materials section. I needed to find some FSC certified trim. Around the same time a friend of mine introduced me to the folks at InsiDesign. They had just gotten the word that all of their trim was FSC certifiable, so I put in an order for our project.
After we finished the house the parent company (Koetter Woodworks) for InsiDesign was kind was very generous and invited myself and Karen (from Waldenour) to come tour their facility in Indiana. While we were there we found out that the order that we had placed for FSC certified was the first ever order that had been placed in the world! I was just joking when I asked if we were going to get a plaque for being the first. Well….. look what showed up at my doorstep just a few days ago (to the left). This was handcrafted with wood from their forest.
Thanks InsiDesign to working with us and providing us with valuable resources to offer to our clients.
Happy New Year.