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BUILDING THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY

Wood is one of the oldest construction materials known to man, yet it’s importance in the construction industry is still growing. Timber as a construction material can be considered as part of the solution to many of the perceived environmental problems caused by man.

Timber is the only construction material harvested from a renewable resource which harnesses the suns energy during growth and uses very little energy in its conversion to final form.

  • All structural timber used in Green Homes products is harvested from sustainable managed forests
  • IJM is the only Irish timber frame manufacturer to receive certification for prestigious Chain of Custody Schemes, PEFC
  • 97% of all timber consumed in Europe is from Europe
  • Over 802,000 ha of new forest is established each year in Europe
  • Europe's forests act as a Carbon sink sequestered 9,522 million tonnes
  • 1m³ of tree growth absorbs 1000kg of CO2 and produces a similar amount of oxygen

Comparison of CO2 Produced by Various Construction Materials

Comparison of CO2 Produced by Various Construction Materials

CO2 Emissions for Wall Constructions

CO2 Emissions for Wall Constructions