MIT STUDY HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS OF USING WOOD-BASED BUILDING MATERIALS
In a recently released study done in partnership with Weyerhaeuser, MIT scientists determined that using lumber products instead of cement, iron and steel could significantly cut construction emissions and costs.
Specifically, researchers determined that the CO2 intensity of lumber production — tons of CO2 emissions per dollar of output — is less than 25 percent of cement, less than 50 percent of iron and steel, and about 20 percent less than fabricated metal products. In other words, substituting wood for other construction materials not only reduces emissions, it also reduces the
of reducing emissions.