The United States Senate has recently passed a resolution supporting hardwood as an environmentally preferable building material. The resolution, S. Res. 411, recognizes that U.S. hardwood is an abundant, sustainable and legal resource under current U.S. law, and also mandates that these hardwoods be given full consideration in any program that promotes the construction of green buildings.

The resolution was supported by the Hardwood Federation, a coalition of more than 30 associations including the National Wood Flooring Association.