Wood in Green Building Systems

Posted by Rumin Mann
September 17th, 2010

081219_Oval_KKL_001_11553 copy18 different systems incorporate wood in different ways.

Given the growing awareness of the impacts of buildings on the environment, architects and builders are producing more green buildings than ever before – from multi-family and commercial buildings to single-family homes. Many architects and builders are certifying their projects’ sustainability through a green building rating system.

Rating systems are evolving rapidly, but they are still unregulated and non-standardized. With the growing awareness of the impacts of buildings on carbon emissions, resource depletion and eco-system degradation, the implementation of national and international building regulations is accelerating. While the long-term future of rating systems is unknown, they are providing strategic direction to industry today.

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