Policymakers and design experts recognize the benefits of forests and forest products in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and seek to achieve it. The life cycle assessment (LCA) helps with green design by assessing resource consumption — such as energy, emissions, and waste — over the course of a building's lifespan. It entails totaling the inputs and outputs for each framing member, panel, fastener, finish material, coating, and other building elements.
LCA is a powerful method for displaying the entire life-cycle environmental implications of choosing one building material over another that is widely acknowledged around the world. It's part of a lot of green building rating schemes, showcasing wood as an impeccable choice for sustainable infrastructure.
At Canadian Wood, we believe in sourcing wood sustainably as much as we believe in giving back to the environment for every tree harvested. To know more, check out our website.