iLevel by Weyerhaeuser Products First to Be ‘Green Approved’
Structural frame products from iLevel by Weyerhaeuser were the first to receive the “Green Approved” seal of approval, the NAHB Research Center announced on Feb. 26.
The mark provides third-party evidence that building products meet specific scoring criteria for homes seeking certification to the National Green Building Standard, a consensus-developed standard that was recently approved by ANSI.
iLevel’s full range of engineered wood products and solid sawn lumber are now designated as NAHB Research Center Green Approved products. These include:
- TJI joists
- TimberStrand laminated strand lumber (LSL)
- Parallam parallel strand lumber (PSL)
- Microllam laminated veneer lumber (LVL)
- iLevel Framer Series Lumber
- iLevel Premium Joists and all other wood structural framing products
The Green Approved mark indicates third-party documentation and approval by the NAHB Research Center that a building product contributes to compliance of specific green practices for the National Green Building Certification to the ANSI standard.
These products carry a certificate from the Research Center that identifies the specific sections of the Green Building Standard under which the products can earn points. The Green Approved mark helps bridge the gap between manufacturers who make green products and builders and designers who want to use them.
Green Approved products can be found at links on the Green Scoring Tool at www.nahbgreen.org.
“iLevel and Weyerhaeuser have long been committed to green building and operating our facilities and forests in environmentally responsible ways,” said Susan Swirsley, director of brand marketing for iLevel. “In addition to our products being certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standard, the Green Approved designation empowers builders to make an informed choice on products in their homes and simplifies the documentation process tremendously.”
For a more detailed explanation to manufacturers of how the program works, click here.
Manufacturers interested in having products become Green Approved should send a message via the Contact Us form on the NAHBGreen Web site, or call the National Green Building Program Hotline at 877-NAHB-GRN.
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The Future of Residential Construction Is Green
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Attend the National Green Building Conference in Dallas
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‘Building Greener Neighborhoods’ Available at BuilderBooks.com
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