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Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification is a contributing factor towards obtaining LEED credit under the materials and resources category. Certification is a seal of approval awarded to forest managers who adopt environmentally and socially responsible forest management practices, and to companies that manufacture and sell products made from certified wood. This seal enables consumers, including architects and specifiers, to identify and procure wood products from well-managed sources and thereby use their purchasing power to influence and reward improved forest management activities around the world. There are two types of certification: Forest Management Certification is awarded to responsible forest managers after their operations successfully complete audits of forestry practices and plans. Chain Of Custody (COC) is awarded to companies that process, manufacture, and/or sell products made of certified wood after audits verify proper accounting of material flows and proper use of the FSC name and logo.

The Bahr Company represents many FSC Chain OF Custody (COC) manufacturers to better assist your needs in obtaining certified wood flooring and flooring related products. We employ LEED Accredited Professionals to help answer any questions related to your project. We provide delivery and service through our design and distribution centers located in Chicago and Romeoville, Illinois.

The Bahr Company is committed to offering our clientele leading and innovative FSC and sustainable flooring options. Preserving our earth through the use of environmentally responsible products is one of the many ways we can contribute to the conservation of what we have today. As a supplier, we value our role in offering products that come from forests where the highest standards of forestry management are practiced. We would like to take the opportunity to service you and help "LEED" the way to make a positive impact on the earth.

The Bahr Company specializes in assisting architects, designers, builders, developers and retail specialists in making the appropriate wood flooring selection for projects. We do so by understanding your design, performance, cost and environmental objectives before recommending the right products for the application.

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) has developed a set of guidelines to provide a national standard for Green Building Design.
Green Design incorporates design and construction practices to greatly reduce or eliminate the negative impact of buildings on the environment and the building?s occupants. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program focuses on five main areas: Sustainable site planning, Safeguarding water and water efficiency, Energy efficiency, Conservation of materials and resources, and also Indoor environmental quality.