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Wood Construction Under Fire After the First 6 Storey Wood Building in Canada Burns Down

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Screen shot from youtube video I do go on about how I think that wood is the most sustainable building material; instead of creating carbon dioxide, it absorbs it and stores it. I wrote recently in Sustainable Builder Magazine: Wood is the ultimate renewable resource. Mikko Viljakainen of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation notes that, "In a country covered in forests like Finland, as much wood grows in ten hours as is needed for the annual construction in the entire country." It also theoretically has a negative carbon footprint, locking in the carbon dioxide absorbed while the tree was growing for the life of the building. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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