Construction Fact 2:
Using wood instead of other materials saves CO2 emissions, both through the carbon captured in the wood product and the avoidance of alternative CO2-intensive materials.
“Meta-analyses of the average impact of using wood instead of concrete suggest an average reduction of 2.1 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per 1 ton of wood products used”
Source: European Commission. A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment (p45), 2018 https://ec.europa.eu/research/bioeconomy/pdf/ec_bioeconomy_strategy_2018.pdf