GreenWood Resources earns Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award for Headquarters Expansion and Renovation
PORTLAND, Ore. — December 3, 2015 — GreenWood Resources, Inc., a Portland-based global investment and timber management company, has received a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in the use of FSC-certified products and a commitment to responsible forest management.
Thirteen companies from across the country earned awards from FSC, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound, socially beneficial, and economically prosperous management of the world’s forests.
GreenWood’s award in the Design & Build category honors a commercial, institutional, residential, or mixed-use project that utilizes at least 50 percent FSC-certified materials. The company was recognized for its 8,507 square foot headquarters remodel and expansion, which used local FSC-certified wood and earned FSC Project Certification in the course of the renovation. GreenWood’s headquarters is located in Portland’s Crown Plaza building at 1500 SW First Avenue.
“We’re privileged to receive this award and to be recognized for following our mission,” said Jeff Nuss, president and CEO, GreenWood Resources. “We’re committed to maintaining rigorous standards for management of our tree farms both here in the Northwest and across the world, and are eager to showcase the beautiful products that come from this responsibly managed resource. None of this could be accomplished without the great work of our plantation teams and our manufacturing partners.”
The office expansion included the construction of 34 new workspaces, conference room and reception facilities, which incorporated Pacific Albus© lumber and veneer products from Collins Companies, and PureBond© MPX© decorative plywood panels from Columbia Forest Products. The MPX panels featured hybrid poplar cross bands and veneer, cut from Pacific Albus lumber.
All hybrid poplar products used in the office expansion were processed from GreenWood plantation trees, and all of the timber and wood products used have earned FSC certification. At least 50 percent of the wood has been certified to the elevated FSC standards, FSC-100 percent, FSC-Mix, or FSC Post-Consumer Reclaimed, a threshold rarely achieved in green building construction projects. Throughout the renovation, Greenwood was committed to working with vendors and suppliers that share its sustainable mission.
About GreenWood Resources, Inc.
Founded in 1998, GreenWood Resources, Inc., is an integrated global investment company focused on the development and operations of forestry assets with operations in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. GreenWood’s core competencies —capital investment management, superior plant material, tree improvement methodologies, forest operations and sales and marketing— address the broad skills required to produce superior, risk-adjusted return for investments into intensively-managed forestry assets. Learn more about GreenWood at www.greenwoodresources.com.