Softwood lumber as a structural material is typically cost-effective, versatile, easy to build with and familiar to builders and contractors. These make it ideal to create the enclosure for an energy efficient home.

American Wood Council: The CORRIM Report: Environmental Performance of Wood vs. Concrete and Steel in Home Construction

Bensonwood: Energy Efficiency and Wood Structural Systems

Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association: Wood Products and Carbon Protocols

reThink Wood: Meeting and Exceeding Energy Objectives in Wood Buildings


The Breezeway House – A case study on one of the first 10 passive houses built in North America  Learn More


Wood Wise: building planet- and people-friendly homes Watch Video