Monday, October 20, 2008

Wood is environmentally friendly !!

Wood Works!!
There are many different sites on the web that discuss the virtues of using wood for building. Cement and steel are much more damaging to the environment then wood. The cost (environmentally speaking) is much more when using steel and concrete.
Here in Timmins, where forestry is one of the main employment sectors, or use to be, college boreal is putting up a building of steel and concrete.
College Boreal - similar to Boreal Forest - is building within throwing distance of the Domtar mill.
Using wood locks up carbon and looks great. Production of steel and concrete produces a net loss of oxygen.
More info. to follow.