There are so many great resources out there to help you build a green deck, or install eco-friendly flooring. Thanks to increased demand and the efforts of governments throughout the world, eco-friendly products are not going to become a fad, but hopefully an industry standard. Obviously, this is important because if the construction industry and the lumber industry fail to recognize that there are only so many resources in the world, they are basically leading to their own demise. After all, there is a point where the damage caused by the old ways of forestry lead to irreparable damage that causes great harm to both our environment and our civilized society. If you think this is just some typical tree-hugger propaganda, think again…
With the world population soaring and nations like China and India continuing to experience sustained growth, the demand for lumber and other products is not going away. There needs to be a sustained effort to ensure that there are enough trees for now and into the future. This is an economic issue that must be dealt with. Thankfully, there are organizations that have been created which are dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of forestry and eco-friendly forestry practices.
Organizations such as the United States Green Building Council and the Forest Stewardship Council are leading the way when it comes to promoting green building and eco-friendly products such as:
- Eco-friendly lumber
- Eco-friendly decking
- Eco-friendly flooring
You don’t have to be an environmentalist to purchase FSC wood from Advantage Trim & Lumber Company. If you want to increase the value of your home, purchasing eco-friendly wood is a practical decision that will lead to long-term gains. We have a wide-ranging selection of ipe decking that has been grown and cultivated with sustainable forestry practices.
Imagine the world in 10, 15, or even 20 years from now.
What will be the standard lumber sold?
What kind of deck would you want to build?
Follow the trends.
Look at the big picture.
Buying ipe decking that is eco-friendly is a choice that makes sense now and into the future.