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, durable, 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.

Wood can contribute to better air quality by minimizing the accumulation of dust and microbes. It is also the only primary building material that stores carbon for its useful lifetime. It’s 50% carbon by dry weight. Carbon remains stored for the lifetime of the product or longer if the wood is reclaimed/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.