A CO2Solution: Wood Products
Wood is the best choice for your home base and your home planet. Forests convert carbon dioxide into oxygen as they grow. When forests are harvested and replanted, the cycle begins again.
Half of the dry weight of wood is carbon. Wood buildings, windows, doors, mouldings, furniture, toys, etc., store carbon throughout their lifetime.
Wood is renewable, recyclable, and sustainable. Other building materials – such as steel, concrete, vinyl, and plastic – deplete non-renewable resources, consume more energy to extract and manufacture, and create more water and air pollution during processing.
Bright Wood gives customers the option of buying Forest Stewardship Council® (SCS-COC-003123) Chain-of-Custody certified wood so you can show your customers documentation that their wood came from responsibly managed forests. Ask about our FSC® certified products to learn more.
We also use California Air Resource Board (CARB)-compliant Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) exclusively.
Bright Wood began working with the Energy Trust of Oregon to reduce our energy consumption in 2012. Our Madras and Redmond sites have saved over 9.6 million kilowatts of electricity at last count.
Shutting off machinery and lights when not needed, plugging compressed air leaks, and replacing metal halide and T8 lights with LED versions are some of the ways we lessened the amount of electricity we use to get the job done.
New high-speed doors reduced how much natural gas we use to heat our finger joint plants. Keeping more heat inside the plants ensures glue and wood are at the optimal temperature for processing.
More Products = Less Waste
Bright Wood's extensive product list and manufacturing capabilities allow virtually all our inbound lumber to be incorporated into an outbound product. The remaining sawdust, shavings, and wood chips are collected for use in particleboard, door skins, and house siding.