As our society becomes increasingly reliant on becoming green it is important to dispel any rumors that surround Redwoods lack of sustainability. On the contrary, Redwood is completely sustainable, meaning it is one of the greenest materials available to build with.
Redwood Empire Leads The Charge for Green Construction Practices
When at a dinner party or engaging in a casual conversation I am always shocked that the general public is not more knowledgeable about the subject of using green construction materials.
Redwood is harvested from sustainably managed California forests, a renewable resource protected by some of the toughest environmental laws in the world. The tag line that we like to use at Redwood Empire is that Redwood is strong, durable, beautiful and completely renewable. With no chemical additives to worry about, Redwood is entirely recyclable and biodegradable.
Our customers often praise redwood’s legendary resistance to insects and decay resulting in a long lasting lumber that is ideally suitable for almost any climate. Redwood is a product of solar energy – meaning that the energy to produce is completely natural coming from sunlight. Studies show that redwood products actually store more carbon than is used to manufacture them; so using redwood reduces carbon emissions
Choosing redwood can also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change. The carbon is stored safely in wood fibers, and oxygen is released back to the air through photosynthesis.