Deforestation is now a global issue that threatens the lives of all kinds of species, including humans! As such, more and more firms and individuals are wising up to the benefits of using sustainable timber in construction. To help clarify this for you, here are seven reasons why sustainable timber is now the best construction material around.
Improved carbon capture
Unsustainable timber sources are bad for the planet as they have an overall increased effect on carbon output. Well, sustainable timber is carbon neutral as just as many trees are replaced as those that are harvested for the timber. Better yet, it is believed that young trees that are growing are much more effective at absorbing carbon than older trees. So, a well-managed, sustainable forest can actually help to reduce the amount of carbon being released into our atmosphere. (more…)