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Survey Indicates Trends, Possibilities for “Green” Initiatives in the U.S. Hardwood Sawmill Industry
Thinking Green: Survey indicates trends and possibilities for green building standards and certified forests to impact the overal U.S. hardwood sawmill industry.
By Omar Espinoza and Brian Bond
Date Posted: 6/1/2010
The “green” movement has had a great impact on world trade and government policy. It originated from concerns about energy independence, global warming, and environmental sustainability. The U.S. hardwood industry has not been immune to these influences. There are two developments in particular that will most likely affect companies in this industrial sector – the increasing adoption of green building standards and the growing demand for forest certification.
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Omar Espinoza is a research associate and Dr. Brian Bond is an Associate Professor of in the Department of Wood Sciences and Forest Products at Virginia Tech.