Building Green & The Benefits of Wood

Naturally Wood Construction

Building Green: Environmentally, economically & socially responsible.

Concern about the world’s environment is encouraging the use of building materials and designs for structures which are more environmentally responsible, cost-efficient to operate, and are often healthier for occupants. This has led to a variety of codes, standards and rating systems to support green building implementation.

Forestry Innovation Investments prepared this fact sheet to explore these developments – including a comparison of elements of three prominent green building rating systems in North America – and to examine the benefits of wood as a sustainable building material.