Wood uses much less energy than most other building materials, giving wood products a significantly lower carbon footprint. Wood can be used to substitute for materials that require larger amounts of fossil fuels to be produced. In addition, wood products store the carbon that the growing trees have removed from the air.

There are many benefits of using responsibly sourced wood including:


The right wood stores carbon.

The right wood helps tackle climate change.

Wood is good for health and well being.

The right wood produces less carbon dioxide.

The right wood is renewable.

Using wood can increase forest cover.

Wood is Durable.

Wood is structurally very strong.

A comparison with steel and concrete shows that radiata pine structural timber, for example, has a strength for weight ratio 20 percent higher than structural steel and four to five times better than non reinforced concrete in compression.


Wood is a natural insulator.

Wood can be cheaper.

Wood is naturally beautiful.

Wood provides local green jobs.

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