Lock up the carbon in wood products Maine can sell rather than fecklessly attempting to avoid CO2 emissions by desecrating Maine with wind turbines.
- Wood: The only fully renewable heavy duty building material. No waste in production of CLT products.
- A growing forest absorbs 1.4 tons of carbon for every ton of wood produced, and harvested trees sequester carbon in its solid form. A building constructed with 100m3 of CLT offsets the equivalent annual emissions of 470 cars. Life cycle assessments (LCA) show that wood has the lowest environmental impact of all the building materials and has the unique virtue of being the only building material that is 100% sustainable.
- While most people are aware that North American forests help to address climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, less well known is the fact that wood products continue to store carbon, thus keeping it out of the atmosphere indefinitely. Substituting wood products for fossil fuel-intensive alternatives also results in significant amounts of “avoided” greenhouse gas emissions.
- Responsible harvesting of our timber resources makes a mature tree an exemplary product to use in most facets of our vast building industry.
BDN: Latest bid to revive shuttered Katahdin mill promises 100 jobs
A North Carolina investor plans to create more than 100 jobs by becoming Maine’s first manufacturer of a composite wood strong enough to replace concrete and steel in high-rise buildings............Some European composites structures are close to a dozen stories tall. Use of the wood can decrease construction time by a third, company officials said...............