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Environmentally Responsible Forest Products
At William G. Moore & Son, Inc. of Delaware we recognize our responsibility to our customers, suppliers, and employees to only work with entities that practice good forestry management. We are committed to providing absolute excellence in all of our management practices to ensure the products we carry are of not only the utmost quality, but also taken from legal sources, and demand our suppliers and network of contractors do likewise. We are dedicated to providing products which have the lowest amount of environmental impact in all phases of production and supply, which is why our focus is on beautiful, renewable forest products. Forest products which are derived from responsible practices have a substantially lower carbon footprint when compared to substitutes as depicted in the graph below.

Engergy consumed in production per M3 (cubic meter) of product

As you can see wood uses far less energy to produce when compared to alternative building materials. By percentage wood uses 88.82 % less energy than concrete, 98.27% less than plastic, and a staggering 99.768% less than steel /99.776% less than aluminum.

Now we look at these numbers in relation to the “Carbon Dioxide Emissions from the Generation of Electric Power in the United States” Study by the Department of Energy and the EPA. This study revealed that on average in the United States, 1.341 lbs of CO2 are produced per Kilowatt hour of electricity, giving the aforementioned alternative materials huge “Paul Bunyan” sized carbon footprints as follow when compared to Wood’s 254.70 lbs of CO2 per M3, Concrete: 2,279.70 lbs of CO2 per M3, Plastic: 14,751.0 lbs of CO2 per M3, Steel: 109,962.0 lbs of CO2 per M3, Aluminum: 113,985.0 lbs of CO2 per M3. As you can see by the numbers presented, we feel confident that by using responsibly managed forest products we are doing our part to help reduce greenhouse gases in production of building materials in the United States and World Wide.