Log houses are good for the environment
Wood is the only renewable construction material.
Forests have the ability to sequester carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it. Every log building is a carbon storage!
The carbon footprint of log walls of the house in the picture is 2900 kgCO2e. This amount of carbon dioxide is equal to about 19000 kilometers of driving a car.
The log wall´s carbon handprint, the positive climate impact of the building, is even -27700 kgCO2e. The log walls stores 27700 kg of carbon dioxide.
The amount of wood needed for the house’s log walls grows in Finnish forests in about 9 seconds.
Log buildings are an effective way to keep carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.