Visit New England Forestry Foundation’s standalone Build It With Wood website at builditwithwood.org for an in-depth look at this exciting program.
Through the Build It With Wood initiative, New England Forestry Foundation (NEFF) helps speed the adoption of innovative, sustainable and long-lived wood products in construction, and also documents, researches and provides information about their climate benefits.
Why Build With Wood?
Just as the climate crisis demands we transition to renewable energy sources, so too do we need to transition to renewable materials. Wood was one of the earliest renewable materials adopted by human civilization, and remains important today.
New wood construction techniques, paired with new approaches to sustainable forest management, now enable a powerful opportunity to prevent damaging climate change, create a sustainable society, build rural economic opportunity in New England, and improve housing quality and equity.
Visit builditwithwood.org to learn more.
CLT in New England: Assessing The Wood Supply and Investment Potential for a New England Engineered Wood Products Mill
With support from the USDA Forest Service, NEFF commissioned an analysis of the potential for a New England cross-laminated timber (CLT) mill. The analysis looked at the suitability of New England tree species, their availability, the potential cost of New England-produced CLT, likely returns on investment from a CLT mill, and potential markets for CLT in New England.
New England Forests: The Path to Sustainability
This September 2014 report reveals forests’ existing contributions and future potential to support New Englanders’ lives and lifestyle. It puts forward the first steps we collectively need to take to seize that potential to ensure a sustainable future. Two chapters of The Path to Sustainability focus specifically on wood and one on climate change. Technical reports correspond with each chapter and include data supporting each forest benefit. Chapter 4: Protect Us From Climate Change | Chapter 7: Grow More Wood | Chapter 10: Provide More Wood for Buildings