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Standards for Certification and Chain of Custody for Urban, Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods

Standards for Certification and Chain of Custody for Urban, Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods

Urban wood professionals have been talking for years about setting Standards for all of North America for Urban Lumber so that we’re all on the same page with processes and nomenclature.  We’ve discussed certification, and even considered and made efforts towards having Urban Lumber certified under one of the several well respected existing certification programs.  It was finally determined that Urban Lumber has uniquely specific qualities that make it important to have its own Standards as the sourcing, management, processing, grading and sale of these products vary significantly from traditionally sourced wood products.   In setting the standards however, we’ve added an Appendix that will show how urban lumber and urban wood products certification align with each of the well respected certification processes that are in existence today.

The Standards have now been developed and can be accessed by clicking the links below. If you have any input, please see instructions below for the public comment process.

Please click on each of the following:

 

1. Summary, what the Standards are, and what they are not: Summary of the Standards

2. Public Announcement of 60 day Comment Period:  Announcement of public comment period

3. Public Comment form and instructions:  Public Comment Form

4. Standards for Certification and Chain of Custody for Urban, Salvaged and Reclaimed Woods: Standards for Certification