BOISE, IDAHO — Boise Cascade LLC has announced availability of FSC Chain-of-Custody (COC)-certified Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products throughout North America.

Boise Cascade products that can now be ordered FSC Chain-of-Custody (COC) certified include BCI Joists with VERSA-LAM laminated veneer lumber (LVL) flanges, ALLJOIST I-joists with solid-sawn flanges, Versa-Lam LVL headers, beams and columns, VERSA-STUD LVL framing lumber and VERSA-RIM boards.

FSC COC-certified BOISE GLULAM beams are available in Western North America and select Eastern markets. The availability of FSC COC certified Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products means these products can now help builders achieve LEED points under U.S. Green Building Council residential and commercial green building programs including LEED for Homes and LEED for New Construction, the company said.

COC is the path taken by raw materials harvested from FSC-certified sources through processing, manufacturing and distribution until it is a final product ready for sale to the end user. FSC COC certification allows companies that manufacture and market forest products to label them with the FSC brand consistent with Forest Stewardship Council policies.

The FSC COC standard ensures FSC-certified wood is accounted for as it passes along the supply chain and ensures that when FSC-certified wood is mixed with other wood, the non FSC-certified wood does not come from controversial sources — illegally harvested wood, wood harvested in violation of civil rights, wood harvested from forests in which high conservation values are threatened by management activities, wood harvested from areas being converted from forests to plantations or non-forest uses, or wood from forests in which genetically-modified trees are planted.

In addition to the FSC COC certification, Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products
Are all SFI certified, with all wood fiber purchased in compliance with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative standard. Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products are also NAHB Research Center Green Approved, bearing NAHBGA certificates no. 00080-00083 and enabling homebuilders to obtain green building points through the National Green Building Standard.

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