Building With Wood

Wood from a sustainable source is an excellent environmental choice for any new construction or renovation. 

As a building material, wood is renewable, strong and versatile. It also has a low carbon footprint compared to many other common building materials. Wood grows naturally, using solar energy, and is a renewable resource. Using wood instead of steel or concrete means less fossil fuel consumption and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. 

You might be surprised to learn that wood can contribute to better air quality by minimizing the accumulation of dust and microbes. It is also the only major building material that stores carbon for its useful lifetime. Wood is 50 per cent carbon by dry weight. Carbon remains stored for the lifetime of the product or even longer if wood is reclaimed or recycled for a new purpose. 

West Fraser’s wood products come from responsibly and sustainably managed forests. Backed by the Company’s advanced wood manufacturing technology, certified sustainable forest practices and dedication to quality, wood is the smart choice for your next building project.