Wood is Environmentally Friendly

Wood is the only building material whose amount is constantly increasing. By using wood, the consumption of non-renewable materials can be reduced and/or completely avoided. This is particularly significant in construction, where the quantities of material used are great and the replacement of other materials with wood is comparatively easy.

The manufacture of wood products and structures only consumes a little energy compared to products and structures made of other materials. Unlike other materials, most of the energy needed in the production of wood products is based on renewable sources of energy. Most of the energy is obtained from by-products of its manufacturing process, such as tree bark. In fact, in the production of basic wood products for construction, such as sawn and planed products, more energy is created than consumed.

At the end of their life cycle, wood products can be recycled or converted to energy. The energy obtained from wood is renewable and can replace fossil fuels.

Forest mill products produce a wide range of products through primary and secondary manufacturers – products like OSB (chipboard), veneer, lumber, and paper. They make thousands of products that we all use every day and provide the financial incentive to manage forests well. Watch the video below to learn about sawmills and some of the great renewable products that they produce!

 

 

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