The Naturally Green Building Material
Study after study – and lots of practical experience too – has shown that using American hardwoods as a building material is environmentally safe and economical. It’s sustainable, renewable, creates jobs and can cost less than other materials.
For scientific proof that using wood is green, click these links. Each of them gives you access to many more information resources.
Links to Green Resources and Information
- American Hardwood Export Council — The web site for a leading trade organization globally promoting hardwoods.
- American Hardwood Export Council — Sustainable Design — A multi-page section providing overviews on how American hardwoods are a renewable and expanding resource demonstrating their use in sustainable design and green building initiatives along with case studies.
- American Hardwood Information Center — A wide range of consumer resources about American hardwoods.
- The Hardwood Council — A comprehensive resource for architects, designers and the builders interested in specifying American hardwoods in sustainable design and building.
- Dr. Charles David Ray, Pennsylvania State University School of Forest Resources — Links to selected publications, information on funded research projects, and other wood industry resources.
- Southern Forest Products Association — SFPA’s page about wood and the environment.
- American Hardwood Export Council — Low carbon footprint positions American hardwoods among world’s most eco-friendly building materials. Article discusses preliminary data released from an ongoing Life Cycle Assessment study commissioned by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry.
- American Hardwood Report Council
A preliminary assessment of the carbon footprint of American hardwood kiln dried lumber supplied to distributors in the European Union (2nd Edition), by Rupert Oliver, Forest Industries Intelligence Ltd.This paper contains a preliminary estimate of total carbon emissions associated with growing, harvesting and processing American hardwood kiln dried sawn lumber and then transporting from the U.S. mill to distributors yard in the European Union.
- Wood Is Green Brochure