Choosing sustainable wood

Sustainable wood harvest

Why designers and architects have to choose woods responsibly.

Designers and architects are the stewards of the forests.  They decide whether to use a particular wood based on its sustainability, the hardness and the cosmetic appearance.

 

 

 

 

Certified wood products

Selecting certified wood

As a species bent on destruction to further our human causes we can obliterate a forest quickly.

As designers and architects we have a responsibility to select sustainable woods.  Although trees might be renewable our forests are not.

Chopping down our forests and planting trees is monoculture!

We need to know its source and preserve what is left of our original forests.  Humans have to provide evidence that our forests are not chopped down-we need to preserve our original forests!

Why designers and architects have to choose woods responsibly.

 

 

 

 

Selecting the sustainable wood

Choosing sustainable wood

Architects and designers need to select the right wood based on sustainability.

They always need to source sustainable wood based on its definition of sustainability.  Sustainable wood is renewable and makes a positive impact on building codes and building rating systems.

By choosing the right sustainable woods they contribute to the sustainable design.

Why designers and architects have to choose woods responsibly.

 

 

 

 

Choosing the right wood

Sustainable wood

Designers and architects have to lead the world specifying selection of sustainable wood.

As the stewards of sustainable woods they have to select species that are:

  • Not selects wood from threatened species
  • Use woods that are recycled content
  • Design with adaptability
  • Source regionally appropriate woods
  • Support sustainability in materials manufacturing

Why designers and architects have to choose woods responsibly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sustainable wood

Choosing the correct wood

Choosing sustainable wood depends on a number of criteria.  Efficient use of space, re-using existing buildings wood and selecting the optimum land location.  This maximizes sunlight, winds and natural sheltering.

Why designers and architects have to choose wood responsibly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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