Certification of Building Materials: Important or Not?

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Notes that wood is the only building material presently able, and sometimes required, to be certified as responsibly produced, but that irresponsible production of metal and masonry materials is also be harmful to the environment. Examples of negative environmental impacts associated with extracted materials are detailed, with particular attention to the nascent and contentious certification of mining products. Includes 24 references.
Bowyer, Jim
Doors and Hardware
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