The environmental benefits of North American wood products are presented in a new guide from
APA – The Engineered Wood Association.
Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Future , Form F305, contains facts and figures related to the sustainability of the forest resource, forest certification, life cycle assessment, and Environmental Product Declarations. The guide also compares energy consumption in the manufacture of wood, steel and concrete products, and provides a comparison of the net carbon impact of the building materials.
Click here to instantly Tweet this news Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Future also includes an in-depth look at
how sustained demand for wood products fosters a cycle of growth in North American forests. As a result of forest management and extensive replanting, timber volume has steadily increased during the past 50 years.
There are more trees in the U.S. today than there were in the early 1900s, according a National Report on Sustainable Forests, published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The new publication is available in print and on the APA website, at www.apawood.org.
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The Engineered Wood Association Founded in 1933 and based in Tacoma, Washington, APA represents approximately 164 plywood, oriented strand board, glulam timber, wood I-joist, Rim Board and structural composite lumber mills throughout the U.S. and Canada. Its primary functions are quality auditing and testing, applied research, and market support and development.