07 Oct '11, 7pm

USDA Study Says Wood Is the Greenest Building Material

"The argument that somehow non-wood construction materials are ultimately better for carbon emissions than wood products is not supported by our research," said David Cleaves, the U.S. Forest Service Climate Change Advisor. "Trees removed in an environmentally responsible way allow forests to continue to sequester carbon through new forest growth. Wood products continue to benefit the environment by storing carbon long after the building has been constructed."

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/preventing-pollution/3613-usda-stu...

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