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WoodTrac Receives ECC Certification

As you know, we’re very proud of our green initiatives. For this reason, we are very proud to announce that our WoodTrac ceiling system received ECC Certification last week.

What is ECC Certification you ask? It stands for Eco-Certified Composite Certification, a voluntary industry standard developed by the Composite Panel Association (CPA) for composite wood panels and finished products made with particleboard, MDF, hardboard, and engineered wood siding and trim.


What qualifications must a product meet in order to meet ECC standards?

  • The plant must demonstrate that the panel’s carbon store offsets its carbon footprint cradle-to-gate as determined in kg-CO2 equivalents of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Each plant must use the “CPA Carbon Calculator” to determine if its panels perform as a carbon sink resulting in overall net carbon storage.
  • At least 85 percent of wood fiber is sourced within 250 miles of the panel plant.
  • At least 97 percent wood fiber furnish is converted to panels or re-utilized as a valued product. Non-valued products include wood residuals shipped to a landfill, material hauled away for a tipping fee as waste material, and boiler ash waste.
  • Conformity with FSC Controlled Wood Standard (2008); FSC Chain of Custody Standard (2008); or SFI Fiber Sourcing Requirements (2011).
  • At least 75 percent recycled or recovered wood fiber; OR use of at least 50 percent recycled or recovered wood fiber PLUS a minimum of five percent post-consumer wood fiber.


We’ve been working hard to make sure our practices are as green as possible. For this reason, we are thrilled that WoodTrac ceilings are an ECC certified product.


To learn more about qualification for ECC Certification visit . For more information on WoodTrac Ceiling System by Sauder, visit For up-to-date company and industry information, visit WoodTrac on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted: October 02, 2012
Filed under: Blog, Green

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