WOOD IS THE ONLY RENEWABLE BUILDING MATERIAL
During the life cycle of a wood product or a building, carbon dioxide is permanently stored in the material. A well maintained log house may last for centuries, and at the end of its long life cycle, wood is still useful as a recyclable material.
- Wood for log houses comes from PEFC certified forests only
- Timber from sustainably managed forests only
Building a Mountain Lodge Home promotes sustainable forest management, as we only use wood from PEFC certified forests, complying with the COC (Chain of custody) certificate to confirm the origin of all wood raw material. The PEFC Council (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes) is an independent, non-profit organisation, which has set the criteria based on internationally accepted requirements.
Annual forest growth clearly exceeds harvest in Finland. It is reasonable to use timber for housing for many reasons, e.g. afforestation (planting), which means that young, growing forests bind more carbon than older forests. By taking care of forests and using wood we can together tackle the climate change and meet the Kyoto commitments for our part.