In today’s world, consumer products of every kind are being rightfully scrutinized for their sustainable attributes and lineage in order to assure that usage will lessen or negate the environment impact if purchased. The overused and passé word “Green” has quickly become meaningless in any form or fashion, which requires the potential end-user to look for fact-based information.
NELMA is pleased to offer a variety of reports and studies to assist individuals or groups with their search for informaton on the sustainable use of wood products, the condition of the forests, and other related topics, both regionally in the northeast and U.S. in general:
- Maine’s Forest Economy Report. November 2013. Data sources by Dr. Todd Gabe, University of Maine School of Economics, and Dr. Robert Wagner, Distinguished Professor of Forestry and director, Center for Research on Sustainable Forest and Cooperative Forestry Research Unit. Publication produced by the Maine Forest Products Council.
- Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Softwood Lumber. May 2013. Report by the American Wood Council and Canadian Wood Council. Research conducted by Underwriters Laboratory Environment (ULE) using the global standared for EPD evaluation, ISO 14025.
- Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Using Wood and Wood Products in Green Building Construction. September 2011. By Michael A. Ritter, Kenneth Skog, and Richard Bergman, USDA Forest Service>
- Wood Products and Carbon Protocols: Carbon Storage and Low Energy Intensity Should Be Considered. April 2008. By Dr. Bowyer, with Dr. Steve Bratkovich, Alison Lindberg, and Kathryn Fernholz (Dovetail Partners Inc.)
- The State of America’s Forests. 2007. Society of American Foresters