Building Green

Composed of all-natural earth-friendly wood chips BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD products not only utilize renewable natural resources but also aid in energy efficiency.

BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD products also contribute to the following LEED Credits:

LEED® Contribution

MR Credit BPDO-EPD:  Industry Wide
MR Credit BPDO-Sourcing of Raw Materials:  75% pre-consumer waste wood
MR Credit BPDO-Material Ingredients:  HPD

EQ Prerequisite:  Minimum Acoustical Performance
EQ Credit:  Acoustical Performance

Additional Attributes

This product has no added formaldehyde and uses a biobased binder.

Wood is a carbon-smart building material choice!

Reducing and reversing the acceleration of global warming happens by making carbon-smart choices. BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD captures and stores the CO2 inherent in wood fibers which locks up this carbon for the lifetime of the installation.

Carbon dioxide is taken up by trees and, through photosynthesis, is stored as carbon in wood fibers.

Using residual softwood chips as the source material for fiberboard insulation locks in carbon for the life of the building installation.

As trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during the process of photosynthesis, emitting oxygen and utilizing the carbon to create the very roots, trunk, branches and leaves of the tree.

This process is called carbon sequestration and is the capturing of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it. One cubic meter of wood can trap approximately 1 ton of carbon dioxide. To put this concept into perspective, the EPA states an average car emits about 4.6 metric tons of CO2 per year.

UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) emphasizes that the use of wood in the construction industry reduces CO2 emissions by 30% when used instead of steel.  Throughout the life of a wooden structure, its wood components store and restrict the release of carbon dioxide.

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As members of the U. S. Green Building Council and a Green Building Initiative Supporter, BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD is helping to build a greener future with products not only designed for high performance and quality but with the needs of the environment as a primary focus.

BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD products consist of pre-consumer content (wood chips). The binding agent used in the making of BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD fiberboard is also an all-natural product, consisting of vegetable starch containing no added formaldehydes.

BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD’s manufacturing process is specially designed to be environmentally friendly and accomodating, minimizing post-industrial waste by actively recycling waste materials back in to the process.

A quality product should offer superior results without sacrificing the environment. BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD remembers its earth-friendly promise to keep quality high and environmental impact low.

BLUE RIDGE FIBERBOARD: The environmentally responsible choice.

The American Wood Council (AWC) and Canadian Wood Council (CWC) represent wood products manufacturers across North America. The AWC and the CWC are please to present this Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for North American cellulosic fiberboard.

Environmental Product Declaration

LEED and Green

Green Line