FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- iLevel by Weyerhaeuser has completed the rigorous Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) certification process for its range of specialty wood building products. The certification provides homebuilders, building material dealers, homeowners and architects with the assurance that materials come from responsibly managed forests. Such forests are grown and harvested in ways that protect water quality and wildlife habitat, and are promptly replanted to ensure forest availability for future generations.
iLevel's SFI-certified engineered wood products include all TJI® joists, TimberStrand® laminated strand lumber (LSL), Parallam® parallel strand lumber (PSL), Microllam® laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and Structurwood® oriented strand board (OSB) panels. Solid-sawn lumber products carrying the SFI certification include iLevel Framer Series™ Lumber, iLevel MSR/MEL Performance Tested™ Lumber, and iLevel Premium Joists™.
"From our forests, through our mills and to working closely with the customer, we're committed to operating in environmentally responsible ways," says Cassie Phillips, Vice President of Sustainable Forests and Products for Weyerhaeuser. "All Weyerhaeuser forests have been third-party certified for several years, and we're pleased to have completed the next step of obtaining certification of iLevel products derived from our own, as well as other suppliers', forests."
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is an independent, non-profit organization that certifies forests and forest products, including wood construction materials. The SFI program is the largest forest certification program in the U.S. and Canada. Leading green building programs, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) National Green Building Program™, recognize SFI-certified forest products as part of green home construction.
iLevel is Weyerhaeuser's integrated residential framing business resulting in a seamless, unified solution for residential builders through dealers - offering a coordinated network of support for all structural framing materials.