Centennial Woods Reclaimed Wood Products Earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification for Supporting Healthier Indoor Environments

LARAMIE, Wyo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Centennial Woods, LLC, the leading producer of reclaimed wood from snow
fences in Wyoming, has earned UL
Environment’s GREENGUARD Gold Certification
for their sustainable,
carbon-negative reclaimed wood products.

Products that have achieved this certification are proven to meet some
of the world’s most rigorous, third-party chemical emissions
standards—helping to reduce indoor air pollution and the risk of
chemical exposure while aiding in the creation of healthier indoor

The GREENGUARD Gold Certification standard is rigorous and includes
health-based criteria for additional chemicals, also requiring lower
total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for
use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.

“With this certification, our products can now contribute to WELL®
points in addition to the LEED® v.4 system MR3 and MR4 credits our wood
already qualified for with FSC® certification of being 100% recycled,”
said Ed Spal, CEO of Centennial Woods. “Beyond the certification is the
fact that the end user can be confident that the wood they are placing
inside their home, school or business is safe for indoor air quality and
happens to look great as well.”

Centennial Woods builds, maintains, and then reclaims the aged wood off
of the hundreds of miles of snow fences lining the Wyoming highways at
no cost to the taxpayer, assisting in sustaining the safety of travel
along the highways during the fierce winters that occur here. These six-
to twelve-foot wooden fences endure the harsh elements to prevent snow
drifts from forming on Wyoming’s interstates and highways during long
winters. The state’s intense weather conditions are ideal for producing
stunning and sustainable weathered wood, with a climate so intense that
the wood skips the energy-intensive process of kiln drying, making
Centennial Woods’ reclaimed wood a carbon-negative product. After 10 to
15 years of protecting the highways, Centennial Woods then reclaims the
aged wood from the fences, and puts up new wood in its place to start
the process all over again. Fully sustainable for years to come.

“By earning GREENGUARD Gold Certification for their products, Centennial
Woods has demonstrated their dedication to supporting healthier indoor
environments, a critically important effort, as many spend upwards of
90% of their time indoors,” said Albert Uggetti, Vice President and
General Manager of UL’s Environment division. Uggetti’s division works
to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by
supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable
products, services, and organizations.

Before Centennial Woods began reclaiming Wyoming snow fence, the boards
from the fences were either burned or discarded in a landfill when
replaced. In 1999, Centennial Woods discovered the strength and beauty
of Wyoming snow fence wood and vowed to repurpose it.

By developing an international market for this sustainable and
carbon-negative Wyoming resource, Centennial Woods has repurposed more
than 22.3 million feet of reclaimed wood (as of 2017) and has avoided
over 18,000 tons of CO2 emissions as of 2017.

For more information on Centennial Woods products and the company’s
dedication to sustainability, visit www.centennialwoods.com,
or call Tyson Cartwright at 307-742-3672 or email tcartwright@centennialwoods.com.


Centennial Woods
Tyson Cartwright, 307-742-3672