SFI director highlights the importance of certification in mass timber construction

By Don Proctor, Daily Commercial News

As the mass timber building movement gains momentum, designers and builders need assurance that the wood products on the market are of high standards on a number of fronts.

The Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI), the largest single forest certification standard in the world, is one of three certification agencies to provide that assurance.

Annie Perkins, a senior director for the green building and supply chain of SFI, said part of the organization’s job is to give architects and others in the building/design community confidence that the wood certified by SFI has gone through “a proper chain of custody and comes from well-managed forests.”