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Manufactured in Ontario


Conformance to

 

CSA 0122-06,

CAN/CSA 086-09 

CSA 0112.9-10

CSA 0112.10-08

CSA 0141-05 (R2009)

CSA 0177-06 (2015)

CHBDC   go to    www.bridgedecks.ca

 

Preparing for 

ANSI PR 320-2015 

WOOD MEETS CODE
Advanced technology and modern building codes are expanding the opportunities for wood in construction.
WOOD COSTS LESS

Wood products offer advantages in terms of material, construction and environmental costs.

WOOD IS RENEWABLE

Wood is a renewable and responsible choice that helps reduce our environmental footprint.

 

From wood to wonderful:

What endures has strong roots. Like trees in the forest. They store life. In the world’s most versatile and sustainable raw material – wood. Important oxygen producer and CO2 store. Constantly growing back and inestimably valuable. For us and all future generations. Forest maintenance and sensible use of timber are our top priority. Every tree that is felled, must be grown again. 100% of its wood is used. From bark and trunk to crown. And biomass becomes an environmentally friendly CO2-neutral energy source. New emerges from old.

 

 

 Did you know that a single tree  produces up to 1200 liters of oxygen per hour?

 

Wood has been extensively researched and shown to be sustainable by measures that include renewability, embodied energy, air and water pollution, and carbon footprint. But it also performs well in areas that are essential to occupant comfort and performance, resulting in spaces where people feel good and do well over long periods of time.

 

Sustainability

Guardian promotes the use of timber as it is the only truly renewable construction material, with the lowest energy consumption of any building material across its life cycle.  

Mass Timber will reduce CO2 because trees act as a carbon 'sink' removing CO2 from the atmosphere, releasing oxygen and sequestering/storing carbon.

1m3 (480-500kg/m3) of mass timber will remove approximately 0.8 tonnes of CO2.  The CO2 is absorbed by the timber and ultimately the carbon stored/sequestered (and oxygen released).  Therefore, 1m3 of mass timber will have approximately 240-250kg of 'lock-in'carbon.

In comparison, the production of Portland Cement results in around 870kg of CO2 emissions per tonne of cement

The production of steel results in around 1.75 tonnes of CO2 emissions per tonne of steel 

The use of timber in the construction of buildings can achieve negative net CO2 emissions.

 

Environmental

  • CLT is a natural replacement for reinforced concrete and requires much less energy to build with, both during the material production and installation phases

  • The wood in the panels sequester carbon, taking it out of the carbon cycle

  • Our CLT is made from trees already killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle that would be emitting CO2 if they were kept in the forest.

  • The glue used is safer than classic adhesives because it is non-carcinogenic, has no formaldehyde or solvents and only accounts for 0.4% of the product

  • There is no waste in our manufacturing process since all excess is used for other purposes like for pulp products, berry farms, landscaping and in greenhouses

  • CLT is the best solution for the construction of Passive Houses, which are so well-built and well-insulated that they require no sources of heating even in cold climates

  • All of our raw lumber is harvested according to the standards set by the Programme for Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC). This is the world’s largest forest certification system and the global standard for sustainable forestry with 75% of the worlds’ forests under its guidelines

Sequestration

As more and more greenhouse gas is released into the atmosphere and accelerates climate change, it becomes incredibly important to do two things simultaneously: reduce its release and capture what is already out there. As trees grow, they take Carbon from the air and sequester it in their wood. The wood we use is 50% Carbon by weight. The only way that carbon can be released is when the tree rots or burns in a forest fire, which is the sad fate of most of the Mountain Pine Beetle affected forests. The best alternative to this is to take the trees which have already died – in the 5-10 years that they are still usable – and utilize them in construction. 
By taking that dead wood before it goes to waste we are able to engineer it into a building product that not only sequesters tonnes of Carbon, but by replacing steel and concrete greatly reduces the amount that is being released into the air. The on-site, off-site and lifetime sustainability benefits of CLT is unparalleled.

"Carbon accumulation in forests and soils eventually reaches a saturation point, beyond which additional sequestration is no longer possible. This happens, for example, when trees reach maturity." -http://www.epa.gov/sequestration/faq.html

 

 

http://www.canadawood.cn/english/downloads/pdf/sustainability/sustainability_english.pdf