It’s a very exciting time. Centuries ago everything was built out of wood. In the last 100 years or so we went to synthetic products like steel, plastic, and concrete. And now we’re transitioning back to wood, which is something that we should all feel good about.
People don’t realize that buildings and their construction, including materials, account for almost 40% of global carbon emissions. In terms of steel, concrete, and plastic versus wood, it’s apples and oranges. Wood, even some of the bad wood that’s used, is the most sustainable product you can build with. It’s sourced from tree farms or sustainable forests that are expanding, and trees feed on the carbon that humans produce. The more forestry we have, the more carbon sequestering we have in our atmosphere.
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