Green Building Materials Overview

Why should you use structural building components like roof trusses, wall panels, floor trusses, and/or pre-cut framing packages in your next project?

Over sixty percent of homes built in the U.S. use structural building components. Components have revolutionized light-framed construction since their inception in 1952.

If your project is a LEEDs points project, using preassembled components will maximize the amount of points you can earn. This will help you achieve the upper levels of certification as LEEDs Gold or Silver

Learn how you can save using manufactured components

Framing the American Dream (from the SBCA)

Another important certification for green building is FSC. Builders earn LEED points based on the percentage of FSC certified products used in their project. National Lumber, parent company of Reliable Truss, is FSC certified. Speak to a Reliable Truss or National Lumber representative about how you can purchase FSC certified lumber.

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National Lumber FSC Certificate

FSC Certified Lumber

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial, and economically viable way.

FSC Chain-of-Custody Certification

Dedication to Recycling symbol

Dedication to Recycling

Reliable Truss and National Lumber are dedicated to recycling wood, metal, paper, and plastic products.

See diagrams of the lifecycle of each of these products here.

We also have them available as separate printable PDFs: Wood, Metal, Paper, and Plastic.