In changing times, realizing the impacts of deforestation on climate change and global warming is not enough. Actions that drive the rectification of this adversity are needed in every step we take. Owing to this, construction is one of the aspects that we should upturn. As construction requires a greater radius of land, trees may act as a hindrance. However, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, much of the carbon is released in the form of CO2 when the forests are cut down, causing global warming. As more companies realize and take the initiative to save the greens, the better it will bode well for the environment. The two holistic approaches in construction that contribute to the same ideology would be:
Construction is inevitable as the population grows, whereas saving trees is a priority. Finding common ground that could fulfil both the requirements should be executed through smart landscaping. A capable home construction service plans smart landscaping, which entails the identification of suitable trees for preservation. Hiring an arborist can assist construction companies in getting a comprehensive understanding of how to protect the trees and plant new ones. They also advise using trees for lumber in construction, which alleviates the possibility of tree wastage.
Engineered lumber is one of the most effective ways that could significantly help constructions be environmentally friendly. This essentially is manufactured from wood scraps and fibres that are deemed unusable. Engineered lumber facilitates the creation of stronger construction material along with saving the forests. These factors contribute to the ecosystem and increase the overall strength of the buildings.
In comparison to natural lumber, which ultimately scrapes away unused lumber, engineered lumber utilizes every part of the tree. This technique saves a remarkable amount of wasted material. Moreover, engineered lumber utilizes small shrubs and wild bushes while leaving out more valuable trees to save the environment.
Engineered lumber can be produced with renewable biomass that impacts the environment positively. It also contributes to the harvesting and regrowing of forests in a perpetual manner, contributing to clean water and air, uniformity and longevity of construction, and lesser carbon footprint. Furthermore, the biodegradable quality of lumber mitigates the possibility of being a hazard to human health. This quality enables the lumber to combust easily after demolition and their emissions are then reabsorbed by the growing forests. Due to the affordability factor, engineered lumber also creates an opening for forest owners and maintainers to manage forestlands sustainably.
Understanding the significance of engineered lumber along with smart planning and landscaping is the need of the hour for construction companies to save trees. This progressive step toward the environment is taken by ACI Homes to enable a ‘Save the Greens’ strategy. Our methodology aims to create not only good homes but also sustainable ones that will impact the environment positively. We believe in giving a better future for the generations to come through our construction.