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MANUFACTURED IN ONTARIO

Manufactured in Ontario to ANSI 320-2012 CANADIAN STANDARDS

CAN/CSA 086-09

CSA 0112.10-08

CSA 0141-05 (R2009)

CSA 0177-06

NLGA STANDARD GRADING RULES CDN LUMBER

NLGA SPS 1 - 2011

NLGA SPS 2 -2010

NLGA SPS 4 - 2011

NLGA SPS 6 - 2010

 

 

 

a division of Guardian Bridge Rapid Construction Inc.a division of Guardian Bridge Rapid Construction Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood has been extensively researched and shown to be sustainable by measures that include renewability, embodied energy, air and water pollution, and carbon footprint. But it also performs well in areas that are essential to occupant comfort and performance, resulting in spaces where people feel good and do well over long periods of time.

 

Environmental

  • CLT is a natural replacement for reinforced concrete and requires much less energy to build with, both during the material production and installation phases

  • The wood in the panels sequester carbon, taking it out of the carbon cycle

  • Our CLT is made from trees already killed by the Mountain Pine Beetle that would be emitting CO2 if they were kept in the forest.

  • The glue used is safer than classic adhesives because it is non-carcinogenic, has no formaldehyde or solvents and only accounts for 0.4% of the product

  • There is no waste in our manufacturing process since all excess is used for other purposes like for pulp products, berry farms, landscaping and in greenhouses

  • CLT is the best solution for the construction of Passive Houses, which are so well-built and well-insulated that they require no sources of heating even in cold climates

  • All of our raw lumber is harvested according to the standards set by the Programme for Endorsement of Forestry Certification (PEFC). This is the world’s largest forest certification system and the global standard for sustainable forestry with 75% of the worlds’ forests under its guidelines

Sequestration

As more and more greenhouse gas is released into the atmosphere and accelerates climate change, it becomes incredibly important to do two things simultaneously: reduce its release and capture what is already out there. As trees grow, they take Carbon from the air and sequester it in their wood. The wood we use is 50% Carbon by weight. The only way that carbon can be released is when the tree rots or burns in a forest fire, which is the sad fate of most of the Mountain Pine Beetle affected forests. The best alternative to this is to take the trees which have already died – in the 5-10 years that they are still usable – and utilize them in construction. 
By taking that dead wood before it goes to waste we are able to engineer it into a building product that not only sequesters tonnes of Carbon, but by replacing steel and concrete greatly reduces the amount that is being released into the air. The on-site, off-site and lifetime sustainability benefits of CLT is unparalleled.

"Carbon accumulation in forests and soils eventually reaches a saturation point, beyond which additional sequestration is no longer possible. This happens, for example, when trees reach maturity." -http://www.epa.gov/sequestration/faq.html

 

 

http://www.canadawood.cn/english/downloads/pdf/sustainability/sustainability_english.pdf