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Forests play a critical role in filtering and renewing our air. Trees absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O), and release oxygen (O2). The carbon absorbed...

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Life cycle assessment is a performance-based approach to assessing the impacts building choices have on the environment. LCA can be used to analyze potential...

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Product directories, rating systems and other tools are available to support design and construction decisions. However, these must be evaluated carefully to...

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Green building objectives are broader than just environmental effects, and have come to embrace human health issues as well, including performance. In the...

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The Building Green with Wood Toolkit is a resource when considering building rating systems, maximizing LEED points using wood, codes and any other green-...

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The ultimate goal of a green design is to achieve sustainability and open up new opportunities to design and build structures that use less energy, water and...

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Canada’s immense forest land base means it has an important role to play in responding to the urgent issue of climate change. Its sustainable forest management...

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Designing for durability and adaptability is critical to secure the greatest value for the net energy embodied in building materials. Wood structures are...

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The Building Green with Wood Toolkit is a resource when considering building rating systems, codes and any other green-related initiatives. This PDF includes...

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Using wood products that store carbon instead of building materials that require large amounts of fossil fuel energy to manufacture can help to reduce...

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Responsible resource management is essential if we are to reach the goal of true sustainable development. Sometimes this will mean using less, but it will...

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While a building’s operation over time has the greatest environmental impact, there is also energy consumed in extracting, manufacturing and transporting the...

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Wood buildings of all sizes and types can be easily designed to meet or surpass energy standards in any climate.  Due to its cellular structure and lots of...

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Green building supports a built environment that is socially, environmentally and economically responsible. These are the three pillars of sustainable...

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Discusses passive design and framing techniques. Highlight how to include wood in passive design, the procedures to take and resources to help you.

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Highlights forest and chain-of-custody certification. Discusses how to include certified wood into your projects, the procedures you need to take and...

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Discusses how to include locally produced materials in your design, the steps you need to take and resources to help you.

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Discusses how wood-based materials can be diverted from landfill and reused for a variety of different uses. Information on how to include construction waste...

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Highlights life cycle assessment (LCA) in the building process and how wood is a carbon-neutral building material. Discusses how to include LCA in your design...

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Discusses how wood is an ideal product for acoustics, how to include acoustical performance into your design, procedures you need to take to do so and...

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Discusses how to include salvaged materials in your design, the procedures to take and resources to help you.

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Highlights how wood products can help indoor air quality. Includes how-to information, procedures you need to take and resources to help you.

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Links to a wide variety of information sources on building green with wood.

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Highlights how to include products containing recycled material into your design, the procedures to take and resources to help you.

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Discusses why a durable high-performance wood building envelope adds value. Provides information on how consider durability into your design, the procedures...

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