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Home Construction
Home construction consumes massive amounts of wood, and is the most destructive trend in the United States for old growth and endangered forests. Each year in the U.S., approximately 1.2 million new homes are built, each constructed almost entirely from wood. In fact, according to the National Association of Home Builders, the residential home building industry accounts for 72 percent of wood consumed in the U.S. Furthermore, the average home size is steadily increasing while family size is decreasing. [more]

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Home Construction Links:

  • Nation's Top Homebuilders Vow to End Endangered Wood Use - Press release from Rainforest Action Network on Centex and Kaufman & Broad's intentions to go old growth free.
  • Old Growth Wood in Home Construction - PDF - Fact sheet from Rainforest Action Network features a diagram of a house with the wood typically used and alternatives.
  • The Blue Book of Building and Construction - The Blue Book of Building and Construction is the Industry's leading source of regional, categorized construction information. Over 800,000 company listings with over 46,000 display ads and company profiles.

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