There are many reasons to build in wood. Here we have listed 15 of them.
When trees are growing, CO² is transformed into biomass through photosynthesis. This process is a part of the natural carbon cycle. The tree is either biodegraded or burnt after its end of lifetime, and the CO² returns back to the carbon cycle.
5 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE WOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Wood is a renewable resource
The use of wood contributes to counteract the greenhouse effect
Norwegian forests are managed based on principles of sustainable forestry
The wood industry is a clean and resource efficient industry
The Norwegian wood industry strive to have full usage of raw materials
5 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE WOOD FOR A HEALTHY INDOOR CLIMATE
Wood regulates humidity
Wood regulates temperature
Wood has excellent acoustic properties
Wood has excellent insulating properties
Wood contributes to an harmonious and warm experience
5 GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE WOOD THAT LASTS FOR GENERATIONS
Wood is the strongest building material in relation to weight
Wood can easily be surface treated
Wood is a renewable resource that can be reused and recycled
Wood has good durability when used correctly
Wood is traditional, trendy and timeless
Read more about "Green building" on Wikipedia to learn more about why it would be favorable to expand the usage of wood, the main environmental properties of trees and which role forestry and trees can play in climate change.