Environmental Calculator

Timber is one of the few natural, renewable building material that takes less fossil fuel energy to produce and is good for the world. Up to 10 trees are replanted when one is harvested, and 50% of the dry weight of timber is carbon that has been removed from the atmosphere. Use these online tools to calculate the carbon footprint of your projects and the time to regrow timber.
Carbon Footprint

Upon leaving a sawmill, a cubic metre of termite resistant timber has an embodied carbon footprint of negative 627kg. In other words, 627kg of carbon is sequestered from the atmosphere in 1m3 of timber. 

Calculate how much carbon emissions you're sequestering from the environment by entering the timber product type and volume used in your projects.

Source: Life cycle carbon footprint in kg CO2 equivalent (12% moisture content) including biogenic and fossil carbon for stages of production and landfill (typical scenario) from WoodSolutions Environmental Product Declaration - Softwood Timber. Wood harvested in Australian production forests and plantations independently certified to one, or both, of the internationally recognised forest management certification systems.
Softwood Grow Back Rate

More than one million hectares of Australian softwood farms grow a combined total of approximately 20m³ of timber per minute. Once turned into Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) products, it equates to approximately 13m³ per minute.

Find out how long it takes for the timber used in your projects to regrow in pine plantations.

Note: Average volume of timber in a house framing is 12m3.
Source: FWPA Mid-Rise Advisory Program.