Tackle Climate Change

Tackle Climate Change – Use Wood

  • Wood is a major building material with the rare capacity of a negative carbon footprint
  • Managed forests are efficient carbon sinks
  • Absoprtion is greatest when trees are young and growing vigorously and tapers as they mature

Sustainable Forestry, A Critical Element

  • Canada leads the world in sustainable forestry practices
  • While only 10% of the world’s forests are certified, over 40% of the world’s certified forests are in Canada
  • Today, and for the past 20 years, Canada maintains over 90% of its original forest cover

Life Cycle Assessment

  • By gathering information on every aspect of a material at every phase of its life, design and construction professionals are able to make the kind of informed, scientifically based choices that result in a better building
  • For more information, visit: http://www.planetfriendlycanada.com
  • For technical data, visit: http://www.athenasmi.org