Vinawood is committed to conducting, sourcing, and manufacturing practices that emphasize sustainable forest management and environmentally friendly finishing.
Compared to its material counterparts, wood is the most sustainable material due to its natural attributes which benefits the entire supply chain.
The table shows the amount of energy, measured in mega joule, needed to produce one kilogram of finished product. The energy required to produce 1 kg of kiln dried hardwood is monumentally less than the energy needed for an equivalent of plastic or aluminium
Vinawood is committed to conducting, sourcing, and manufacturing practices that emphasizes sustainable forest management and environmentally friendly coating. We partner with United States and Japanese entities which comply to the rule of law and legally harvest its timber.
We source from suppliers who engage in professional foresters who manage the timberland and exercises sustainable forest management. Certified by the Society of American Foresters, these professionals are integral to ensuring the vendors hardwood forests are collectively growing up to twice as much as it is harvested annually. The U.S. Forest Service’s recent studies confirms this outcome.
Our partner suppliers are members of multiple organizations which commit to sustainable forestry practices such as the following:
In the form of biomass, wood is recognized a renewable energy which can produce fuel as an alternative to non-renewable sources such as coal, natural gas, gas generated from landfills, crude oil and nuclear power.
Renewable Resource can be defined as a substance of economic value that can be replenished in the same or less amount of time as it takes to drawn down. This means that timber, as a renewable resource, will not run out in supply as long as its harvested from responsibly managed forests.
By sourcing from managed forests, we can be confident that our consumption of wood as a raw material will not deplete the natural resource.
Wood can improve energy efficiency. An excellent insulator, wood has a cellular structure that allows for air pockets, helping to slow the conductivity of heat.
Wood stores carbon long after it is harvested, which helps to mitigate climate change. In order to produce 1kg of timber, a tree consumes 1.47kg of CO2 and returns over a kilo of oxygen into the atmosphere. Following the manufacturing process, wood products continues to store carbon for the life of the product. Roughly 50% of the dry weight of wood is carbon.
Wood is better for the environment in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, air and water pollution, and other impacts. Steel and concrete consume 12% and 20% more energy, emit 15% and 29% more greenhouse gases, and release 10% and 12% more pollutants into the air, and generate 300% and 225% more water pollutants than wood, respectively.
Wood helps reduce energy consumption across the life cycle of growth, harvest, transport, manufacture and construction compared to other structural building products according to life cycle assessment (LCA)