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Environmental Benefits

Preserved wood extends forest resources, allowing one tree to do the work of many. In addition to enabling wood to last a long time or resist flames or mold, our brands have all of the environmental and other advantages associated with wood itself. For example, wood:

  • Is a renewable resource grown on managed timberlands. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, thus reducing greenhouse gases.
  • Requires less energy to produce than alternative building materials; it is made from sunlight and soil nutrients, rather than fossil fuels.
  • Offers greater insulation value than alternatives.
  • Is lighter in weight, and can often be installed with lighter equipment which has less environmental impact.

In addition, wood offers excellent workability with common construction skills and tools, plus it provides design flexibility and economy. Wood is generally less costly than alternative building materials and is considered easier to work with, not to mention aesthetically preferable in many applications. See studies regarding the environmental benefits of wood.