Wood stores carbon. Out of all the major building materials, it requires less energy from harvest to transport, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, and disposal or recycling. Harvesting and replanting increase the carbon sink potential as the rate of sequestration is greater during young, vigorous growth. Active forest management - or forest thinning - mitigates wildfires, cuts carbon emissions, replenishes area waterways, expands wildlife habitat, and creates jobs in rural areas.
Maximizing wood used in both residential and commercial construction could remove an estimated 21 million tons of C02 from the atmosphere annually – equal to taking 4.4 million cars off the road. On all our plans, you will find an icon that indicates the equivalent of cars taken off the roads for one year as a measure of CO2 that is stored forever in our wood-constructed homes.