Build Green with Tolko
renewable and sustainable building materials
WHY BUILD WITH WOOD
In many ways, wood building materials are better for the environment. In fact, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies indicate wood is one of the greenest building materials with less global warming potential. Read more
A few good reasons to build with Tolko building products:
- Wood is the only major building material that is both renewable and sustainable over the long term.
- Wood building materials are energy efficient; require less energy to manufacture, transport, construct and maintain.
- Wood provides superior insulating compared to concrete and steel and wood frame structures are easy to insulate.
- Wood frame buildings are durable and adaptable and provide structures with long service life.
GREEN BUILDING PROGRAMS
Use Tolko building products in new or existing residential or commercial construction projects and your project may be eligible for points towards a green building certification.
A number of market-driven, green building rating systems have emerged over recent years. These voluntary programs continually evolve as more is learned about environmental sustainability. The assessment tools used by green building systems vary; but most use a points-based rating system. General elements include energy, water, resource efficiency, site ecology, indoor air quality and pollution. The two common building programs are LEED and Green Globes Environmental Assessment and Rating System.
MATERIALS & RESOURCES
LEED CREDIT 5.1 and 5.2, Regional Materials
Potential Points: 1 - 2
If your project site is within 500 miles from Tolko's harvesting site and manufacturing facilities, and the cost of these materials represent a minimum of 10 or 20% of total material value you may be eligible for 1 or 2 credits under the LEED green building program. Contact us to CALCULATE THE DISTANCE to your job site.
INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
LEED CREDIT 4.4 Low-Emitting Materials - Composite Wood and Agrifiber Products
Potential Points: 1
Protect occupants from odorous and/or harmful emissions. Tolko composite wood products contain no added urea-formaldehyde; your project may be eligible for 1 LEED point. Learn more about formaldehyde.
Green Globes E.2 Minimal Consumption of Resources
Potential Points: 5
Tolko lumber and timber panel products originate from CSA Z809 certified and sustainable sources. Using Tolko wood products may earn you five points. Contact us to learn more about Green Globes points related to Tolko's Forest Certification.