The Ocala National Forest – Florida’s 400,000 Acre Beauty Supporting our national forests is an important part of our sustainability. The Ocala National Forest located in Central Florida is the oldest national forest east of the Mississippi River. It stands at close to 400,000 acres, protecting a variety of threaten and endangered species of animals and plant life […]

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FSC Cumaru on LEED Platinum Certified Home In Belleair Beach, Florida we meet Sherry. Her and her husband have been working on this LEED Platinum certified home and decided to use FSC Cumaru for the deck and dock on the home. “We chose the FSC Certified Cumaru because this is a LEED Registered Project. LEED […]

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Why is it Important to Buy from a Rainforest Alliance Certified Company? AdvantageLumber.com is privileged to be authorized by the Rainforest Alliance to sell FSC certified hardwoods. Here’s why it’s so important to choose a company that has a commitment to sustainable forestry. “When homeowners raise the issue of cutting down the rainforest, it raises […]

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FSC Certified Decking Helps the Rainforest The Rainforest is a dynamic region, abundant with life. However, with so many natural resources, Rainforests are under increasing pressure to satisfy the needs of the people. If no value is placed on the Rainforest, there is no economic incentive to preserve it. In Brazil, deforestation is an increasing […]

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Sustainable Logging Practices in Brazil Believe it or not, sustainable logging is real. Most people assume logging is the primary cause of deforestation in the amazon. The truth is, the lumber industry in the Amazon is heavily regulated. The lumber industry is monitored by state run agencies called SEMA and IBAMA, the Brazilian equivalent to […]

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FSC Massaranduba – an Economical Choice In this video you’ll see FSC massaranduba decking in a gorgeous application in Miami, Florida. Fermin Acevedo, the president of Master-Builders Group, talks about the importance of choosing an FSC certified material, and how he enjoyed building this deck. “For this project, the customer selected FSC massaranduba. FSC certified […]

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