Environment

What is FSC Certification?

FSC Certification is a program undertaken by the Forest Stewardship Council, an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.

FSC is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standards, trademark assurances and accreditation services to companies, organizations and communities interested in responsible forestry.

As a FSC Certificated company, International Beams Inc. complies with the highest social and environmental standards on the market.

Building with FSC certified products, promotes green building practices, helps our environment and allows developers and builders to attain green points for their building project.

To learn more visit the FSC website http://www.fsc.org/

International Beam products are FSC Certifided

Building Green

Building Green

Wood is the world's most renewable, sustainable, and environmentally friendly building product available.

IB products are among the most environmentally friendly building products available. The components used in our manufacturing process are harvested from certified sustainable forests. Our manufacturing facility is FSC registered.

The following is a list of potential points attainable by using IB products under each of the three major green standards. Our products can also contribute to other point categories that are project or site specific. If you have questions relating to green points please contact us at or toll free 1-941-552-9914.

International Beams manufactures green building materials.

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For additional information

National Green Building Standard:http://www.nahbgreen.org/ Leed:http://www.usgbc.org Green Globes:http://www.greenglobes.com/
International Beam are FSC certified

Formaldehyde Free

Formaldehyde Free

Formaldehyde emission, is often referred to as “off-gassing”

Formaldehyde occurs naturally in food, wood, and is even present in human blood.

Formaldehyde concerns are generally limited to urea formaldehyde adhesives used in the manufacture of wood panel products intended for interior use where moisture resistance is not required.

International Beams engineered wood products (EWP) contain no urea formaldehyde as a result of the manufacturing process.

The moisture-resistant adhesives (resins) used in the manufacture of International Beams EWP (I-joists, OSB rimboard and LVL) have such low levels of formaldehyde emission that they are exempt from even the most stringent international standards. There is data from a variety of sources to support this claim.*

If you are looking for LEED credit, you may qualify under Indoor Environmental Quality EQ credit, 4.4: Low-Emitting Materials. You may also qualify for credit under the Green Building Initiative (Green Globes), or the NAHB National Green Building Program.

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Environmental Choice

Environmental Choice - Building with Renewable Resources

In choosing wood as a construction material, you are choosing the only building material that is made from renewable resources. Due to sustainable forest practices, the volume of wood in our forests has actually increased by 35% in the last 25 years.

International Beams' I-joists are made from two wood products. The flanges are made from small dimension lumber that is sawn from small trees and the tops of larger trees. The web is a special grade of oriented strandboard that is made from under-utilized wood species. Both components assist in achieving total utilization of each tree harvested.

When considering total environmental impact including extraction of raw materials, energy required during manufacturing, emissions from manufacturing operations, and energy efficiency of buildings, International Beams' I-joists are among the most environmentally friendly building products available.

International Beams I joist, Rimboard Ultra and LVL – Laminated Veneer Lumber

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