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A Quebec premiere!

Granules LG, a QWEB member, has become the first Quebec company to obtain a certification from the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), a sustainable sourcing certification designed for forest biomass, mainly for wood pellets, used in industrial energy production on a...

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Wood has health virtues

Wood has health virtues. It does not have the problems of the other products used for the same purposes, carpet instead of wood floor, for example. One of the aspects often overlooked by green building evaluation programs is the air quality inside houses. This air is...

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Wood for music lovers

Wood has long been used to make musical instruments. And the type of wood to use has always been a concern of instrument makers. Each type of wood has its own special qualities and each type of instrument has its favorite wood species. Maple, for example, is very...

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The many virtues of hardwoods

Hardwoods are a natural resource with many virtues. These trees are not only sustainable and renewable, but also help protect the environment by mitigating climate change. They are a safe resource that contributes to human health in a variety of ways. Hardwoods are...

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Less stress because of wood

A few words about Mr. David Fell’ study: For his experiment, the researcher set up two identical offices – one with a wood environment (furniture and blinds in a light colour – birch) and the other without (white furniture and blinds) – and then gave 120 students in...

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Wood for health

Throughout history, human contact with nature and natural elements has been associated with health, whether physical or psychological. Among the Greeks, Aristotle attributed therapeutic virtues to the colour green and philosophers found inspiration in olive...

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