Depending on how you dispose of it, a wood product can still keep carbon stored after its lifetime has ended. How? Through recycling or reuse! For instance, by opting for reclaimed wood—the timber retrieved from old floors, barns, railroad sleepers, etc.—you’ll continue to keep the atmosphere cleaner.
Low ecological footprint
Besides storing carbon, wood products also go through a low-energy production and manufacturing process. This means that, compared to other materials, wood products have a much lower ‘carbon footprint’.
In short: wood as a construction material provides a greener solution in the fight against climate change.