Build It With Wood is an initiative by New England Forestry Foundation and partners to increase the amount of wood used in long lasting wood products, particularly in construction of buildings. There is a growing demand throughout the world for mid-rise and high-rise buildings made out of wood instead of steel and concrete. Benefits of building with wood include that wood can be produced renewably and sustainably, wood stores carbon within the walls of the building, and produces less pollution than steel or concrete construction. Harvesting wood from New England’s forests in a sustainable way encourages tree regeneration, supports the economy of forest dependent communities, and protects critical ecosystem services.
BuildItWithWood.org serves to educate and inspire. See wood buildings and wood products from around the world and learn how New England’s working forests are part of a global movement.