FSC Awards Best Building Projects of 2012

Winners demonstrate forest protection and jobs go hand in hand.

November 19, 2012
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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) announced winners of the 8th Annual Design & Build with FSC Awards at a special reception connected to Greenbuild 2012.

The winners include a “Living Building” that is the first heavy timber commercial building in Seattle since the 1920s, a traditional West Indian cottage in the U.S. Virgin Islands and wood tables manufactured for Cisco Systems’ telecommunications products. The winning projects were chosen based on extensive use of FSC-certified wood, impact on the marketplace, broader contributions to sustainability, and aesthetics.

“FSC was created to prove we don’t need to trade environmental protection for economic development,” said Corey Brinkema, President of FSC’s US office. “We all use forest products every day, so we chose projects that show the wide range of options and benefits from using wood from responsibly managed forests,” he added.

The award winners include the following:

  • Commercial / Institutional Winner - The Bullitt Center, Seattle, Wash.
  • Commercial / Institutional Honorable Mention – Hotel et Geos Spa Sacacomie, Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada
  • Judges Choice Commercial / Institutional – Woodtech, Oakland, Calif.
  • Residential Winner – Big Rock Cottage, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

“In 1999 we made our first commitment to buy and sell FSC wood,” said Ron Jarvis, Vice President of Merchandising and Sustainability at The Home Depot, who added, “Today FSC has come of age and the winning projects show you can have it all; quality, good value and environmental protection. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re pleased to offer FSCcertified lumber exclusively in all of our stores.” The Home Depot is the Platinum sponsor of Design & Build with FSC at Greenbuild. Other sponsors include Andersen Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

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