WOOD 2.0

WOOD 2.0
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Narrated by 1950's Hollywood film star Arlene Dahl. Video edited by Álvaro de la Herrán.W2.0 challenges current conventions of economy, the built environment, and available resources of place. Its proper implementation can result in not only increased forest cover, but also more efficient use of this natural resource. As wood biomass becomes a reliable form of green energy, forests will form an important part of energy policies placing higher value on trees. New wood technologies offer increased structural capabilities, enhanced physical properties, efficient manufacturing processes, and improve construction methods and delivery systems. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology already marks an important moment in the evolution of wood as a construction material that will play a significant role in the building sector. Such diversification of wood use in energy, construction, manufacturing, and recycling will make wood an integral part of a sustainable future. Wood economies are renewable, and can provide a sustainable business model for generations. Successful wood-intensive cultures provide examples for developing countries with less traditional industries to realize alternative economies that are both sustainable and profitable. Afforestation may one day replace deforestation as wood-based societies multiply. W2.0 has the potential to indirectly reduce deforestation, add new forest ecosystems, improve health, offset reliance on fossil fuels, and promote stable economies.For more detailed information goto: