To build a sustainable environment what material you choose matters. The best choice comes to be Wood which is definitely a beautiful building material and is truly sustainable and renewable.
Timber industry is helping to combat climate change and preserve world’s, by selecting sustainable timber as a building material. By choosing to build with sustainable timber, businesses are helping to preserve and grow the world’s forests, and combat climate change.
Maximizing wood use 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. There are many other properties that make it an ideal material for many uses including:
- Building and construction
- Furniture and finishings
- Consumer products
- Pulp and paper
- Fuel e.g. firewood and biodiesel.
Trees absorb carbon dioxide while they grow, turning carbon into wood and emitting oxygen. This carbon is stored in wood until it is released either by natural causes or through combustion.
For every tree harvested, many more are then planted in its place. Research has shown these kinds of managed forests have the ability to absorb much more carbon dioxide in the long term compared to unmanaged forests.
Together with the preservation of ancient forests, these managed forests are also able to support the biodiversity of the planet, with planting guidelines setting aside as much as 15% for ‘natural’ forest.
Around the world this has lead to some incredible success stories. One of the most significant is the preservation of the gorillas in the Congo by the actions of Interholco, who provide a livelihood and place a value on the forest, to prevent deforestation.
The world’s forests are an incredible natural resource. However, we need to work together to preserve them against deforestation. The most common threat worldwide to forests is conversion to agricultural use.
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