A construction material, provided and renewable by Nature, with predictable performance, taking carbon from the atmosphere and locking it away for decades, with low energy demand and a feel good aesthetic, appreciated by almost everyone – that’s treated wood.
Wood is part of the bioeconomy, can be sourced responsibly, is a flexible and adaptable material that can be used efficiently and aligns with the concept of a circular economy. At the end of its life wood can be reused in a cascading process of uses, recycling or recovery of energy. Wood is consequently the only truly renewable construction material.
Wood offers a simple way to reduce the CO2 emissions that are understood to be the main cause of climate change through:
- the carbon sink effect of the forests;
- the carbon storage effect of wood products;
- substitution for carbon-intensive materials.
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