Wood isn’t manufactured, it grows and is the only truly sustainable construction material available.
The construction industry is currently responsible for 35% of total global greenhouse gas emissions* produced by global economic activities. Wood, engineered for use in building as timber, has a much lower carbon footprint than other building materials such as concrete and steel. Timber is carbon negative from the cradle to the grave. It also stores more carbon than it emits during processing and installation Timber as the only truly renewable building material needs to become the new standard. As every new-grown m³ of wood binds a full ton of CO2, wood as such is not only climate-neutral, but climate-positive. Now is the Time for Timber.
* Hurmekoski, E. 2017. How can wood construction reduce environmental degradation? European Forest Institute