Environmental Impact Indicators

Timber is one of the few natural, renewable building material that has less of an impact on the environment. Use this tool to find out more about its benefits.
Carbon Footprint
Upon leaving a sawmill, a cubic meter of termite resistant timber has an embodied carbon footprint of negative 627kg. A negative carbon footprint is known to be "better than carbon neutral" because the carbon is not released into the atmosphere.
Source: WoodSolutions Environmental Product Declaration - Softwood Timber.)
Softwood Grow Back Rate
More than one million hectares of Australian softwood farms grow a combined total of approximately 35m3 of timber per minute. Once turned into engineered wood products, it equates to approximately 13m3 per minute. 
Note: Average volume of timber in a house framing is 12m3.
Source: FWPA Mid-Rise Advisory Program.