Wood and Green Building: Using Wood to Fight Climate Change

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In North America, the building sector accounts for about 37 percent of carbon dioxide emissions which trap heat in the earth's atmosphere and is thought to be a major cause of global warming. While green building standards are generally voluntary, governments at all levels are setting increasingly strict energy and carbon dioxide reduction targets for residential and commercial construction. Download this brochure to learn how building materials compare in the areas of:

  • energy usage from extraction through maintenance
  • insulating ability
  • carbon dioxide absorbtion

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