Build Tolko. Build green.

Use Tolko building products in new or existing residential or commercial construction projects, and your project may be eligible for points towards a green building certification. Assessment tools for green building ratings and certifications vary, but most use a points-based rating system that evaluate energy, water and resource efficiency, site ecology, indoor air quality, and pollution.

The two common building programs are LEED and Green Globes Environmental Assessment and Rating System.


Materials and Resources

LEED CREDIT Responsible Sourcing
Potential Points: 1
Tolko has CSA Z809 and/or SFI Sustainable Forest Management certification as well as PEFC Chain of Custody certification. Under the LEED Alternative Compliance Path Process you are able to claim Tolko forest products as legal, responsible and certified.

LEED CREDIT 5.1 and 5.2, Regional Materials
Potential Points: 1 - 2
If your project site is within 500 miles from Tolko’s harvesting site and manufacturing facilities, and the cost of these materials represent a minimum of 10% or 20% of total material value, you may be eligible for 1 or 2 credits under the LEED green building program. Contact us to CALCULATE THE DISTANCE to your job site.

Indoor Environmental Quality 

LEED CREDIT 4.4 Low-Emitting Materials - Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
Potential Points: 1
Protect occupants from odorous and/or harmful emissions. Use Tolko plywood and OSB, which contain no added urea-formaldehyde, and your project may be eligible for 1 LEED point. Learn more about formaldehyde.

Green Globes 

Forest Certification 

Green Globes E.2 Minimal Consumption of Resources
Potential Points: 5
Tolko lumber and timber panel products originate from CSA Z809 and SFI certified and sustainable sources. Using Tolko wood products may earn you five points. Contact us to learn more about Green Globes points related to Tolko’s Forest Certification.

Suggested Resources 

OSB: Low Formaldehyde Engineered Wood Products in Canada (Japanese)
OSB: Mulching Wood Waste, An Alternative to Landfills (APA) 
OSB: Product Report PR-E710, (G5) Qualified Structural Panels with Low Formaldehyde Emissions (APA)
Planet Friendly Canada
Plywood: Build Green
Tackle Climate Change Use Wood
Tolko: Sustainable Forest Management (SFM), The Tolko Story 
BC Forestry Climate Change Working Group
Forest Products Association of Canada
Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM)
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
APA – The Engineered Wood Association