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Wood Wise: Building Planet- and People-Friendly Homes

by Brad

Wood Wise: Building Planet- and People-Friendly Homes


With few exceptions, homes are framed with softwood lumber. Wood is a cost-effective structural material that’s easy to build with and familiar to DIYers, builders and contractors. So it’s ideal to create the enclosure for an energy efficient home. This means homes use less energy for cooling in the summer and heating in the winter – so more money stays in your wallet, where it belongs.

Building with wood can also significantly lower a home’s carbon footprint. That’s because wood products store carbon. Even better, wood is produced from the sun’s energy, not fossil fuels.

So, take a deep breath…visit your local lumberyard and get building. Need some inspiration? We have plenty at woodnaturally.com