Choose wood. Beautiful, strong, versatile wood.
The majority of choices we make everyday are seemingly inconsequential, but some have significant long-term consequences. Among those are the ones we make about the materials we use as we develop the built environment. Choose wood. Beautiful, strong, versatile wood. With innovations in wood technologies, wood is now the wisest choice for more and more building applications, including mid-rise and even high-rise structures.
Wood products are natural and infinitely renewable. They help fight climate change by storing carbon and they have less embodied energy than steel or concrete. In the Pacific Northwest, wood building materials are derived from sustainably managed forests and they are the primary economic driver for many rural communities.