YellaWood® Products Earn New Green Certification


ABBEVILLE, ALA. – Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated, has earned Green Approved Product certification for its YellaWood® brand products using Osmose® MicroPro® technologies as well as its products using the Osmose® alkaline copper quaternary preservative technologies from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center under the National Green Building Standard™ program.


As the industry leader, YellaWood® brand products have long been recognized by consumers, professional builders, architects and specifiers throughout the South and Midwest for quality and dependability.  Easily identifiable by a distinctive yellow tag, YellaWood® brand products treated with MicroPro® preservatives can be used in above ground, ground contact, fresh water immersion, and critical structure end uses. (Consult the end tag and literature for the approved use.)  By using these approved products, architects, specifiers, homebuilders, and contractors are now eligible to receive points toward a building being certified under the National Green Building Standard.


The National Green Building Standard program is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved consensus-based standard that defines the criteria for certifying a building (single-family or multi-family; new construction, addition, or renovation) as “Green.”


The Osmose® MicroPro® preservative system used in YellaWood® brand products has a track record of environmental success.


In 2007, it received certification from Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) as an Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP). SCS is a third-party certification, services-and-standards development company that has been recognized as the leader in green building product certification since 1990. This marked the first time a wood preservative system has received this rigorous certification.


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Osmose® and MicroPro® are federally registered trademarks of Osmose, Inc. YellaWood® and the yellow tag are federally registered trademarks of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated. The Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated logo is a trademark of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated.