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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)

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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.

 

Our World: environmentalists and economic engine

Wood holds CO₂ firmly. And an entire industry ensures that we is the climate-friendly raw materials for a variety of uses available. 

Forestry companies to plant trees, maintain the forest and harvesting the timber.

Manufacturing companies manufacture products 

  • dimensional lumber
  • heavy timber
  • mass timber
  • value added components

Forestry & Wood generate a CO 2 -reduction

Unlike comparable materials wood is a positive carbon footprint. 

Compared to mines, blast furnaces or combustion plants, the energy demand is negligible.

Much of the required energy is also obtained from wood by-products, which fossil fuels are avoided. The transport distances are short in the use of regionally available raw material. Wood is purchased from the sawmills and processing companies usually from a radius of up to 300 kilometers. Carried from 150 kilometers transports usually not by truck, but environmentally friendly by train or boat. 

Through the processes in the forestry and timber industry, only a small part of the bound in wood is CO 2 released. Bottom line, the industry their products with a CO₂ savings available.

 

 

1 cubic meter of wood relieves the atmosphere around 1 tonne of CO₂

The process of photosynthesis through the trees in the forest causes in a cubic meter of wood binds carbon from a ton of CO₂. This CO₂ is the atmosphere as long spared to wood rots or is burned.

250kg C / m 3 wood ×3,67kg CO 2 = 917kg CO 2

Wood is about 50 percent of carbon (C).1 cubic meter of wood weighs on average 500 kg, thus contains 250 kg C. If C in CO 2 is converted (oxidized), arising from 1 kg C approximately 3.67 kg CO 2 . 250 kg C yield 917 kg CO 2 , or about 1 ton of CO 2 per cubic meter of wood.