British Columbia wood. Renewable by nature. Sustainable by design.

Globally, buildings are responsible for 20 percent of all water consumption, 25 to 40 percent of all energy use, 30 to 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions and 30 to 40 percent of solid waste generation.

There are tremendous opportunities to reduce this impact through building design and construction—and wood is a natural part of the solution.

Wood has been part of our culture throughout time, and for good reason. It is plentiful in North America, it adds beauty and warmth to our lives, we know how to work with it—and it is the only major building material that is truly renewable.

Tsleil Waututh Administration and Health Centre
Photo credit: Dr. Roman Trubka
Canadian Wood Renewable by Nature Fact Sheet

Canadian wood products offer outstanding versatility and value both as a building material and as an environmental choice.