Protecting the environment and our future is a fundamental value of B.C. Door. Sometimes there is a perception that – because of the nature of our business – we are not environmental stewards. This could not be further from the truth.
A properly managed forest is a renewable resource that will survive forever. When one tree is harvested, another can be grown in its place creating sustainability.
Some note that while reforestation is excellent, there is still an environmental footprint when trees are cut down. This is true, which begs the question, "what is the environmental footprint when building from other materials and production methods?"
Steel and composites are produced using raw materials including iron and coal. Open pit mining is used to collect these raw materials, which permanently destroys landscape and harms waterways. In addition, immense amounts of fossil fuels – and ensuing chemical pollution – are necessary to process these raw materials, further harming the environment. From a lifecycle approach, wood is definitively the least harmful to the environment and is the only biodegradable and renewable material.
There is no question that a wood door from B.C. Door is the most environmentally friendly option. Use your door as a focal-point, showpiece, and conversation starter to demonstrate your commitment to environmental stewardship.
Source: Athena Sustainable Materials Institute