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Could wood be a key sustainable resource of our future?


Could wood be a key sustainable resource of our future?
When you think "sustainability", building with wood isn`t necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. Wood comes from forests - so typically, timber is associated with deforestation. And deforestation is a key environmental problem: not only does it destroy ecosystems and habitat; it`s also a major factor driving climate change. So wood isn`t an obvious choice for eco-friendly construction. But with man-made materials leaving a huge carbon footprint, wooden architecture is enjoying a resurgence.

Locally harvested wood from sustainably managed forests not only has a much smaller carbon footprint in its production. Using wood in buildings also sequesters carbon dioxide. When plants perform photosynthesis, this removes CO2 from the atmosphere and stores it in the wood.

Wood has many benefits when it comes to construction: It`s relatively lightweight and flexible, but also strong. It can be molded into various shapes, and is easy to transport to construction sites. But, the possibilities of building with wood are virtually limitless.

Wooden skyscrapers are springing up in Canada, the United States and cities across Europe. But more mundane projects make up the bulk of wooden construction - even if they draw less attention. In Germany, about a quarter of residential homes and apartment buildings are now being built out of wood.


Article and image source: http://www.dw.com
January 30, 2018