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Duluth Timber Company fits into the materials’ selection side of the green-build equation. By choosing to use reclaimed wood for any portion of a project—structural, flooring, millwork or ornament—that project assumes the past-life good karma credit of old wood. All involved in green building practices can now accrue credits in this life through programs like the LEED rating system. Architects, builders, even realtors benefit from working on green projects.
Green building is one part of an even larger equation—green eating, working, and playing. As a small company, Duluth Timber draws ideas and inspiration from pioneers in philosophy, business, ecological science, and good design. Check out Good Reads, a list of some our favorite visionaries' manifestos.
Duluth Timber is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), which oversees LEED certification for building projects. Below are the USGBC’s more technical introductions to key green-build movements.
About the U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non-profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. Our more than 11,000 member organizations and our network of 75 regional chapters are united to advance our mission of transforming the building industry to sustainability.
What is LEED®?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection, and indoor environmental quality.