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Carbon Calculator

Wood products continue to store carbon absorbed by the trees while growing, keeping it out of the atmosphere indefinitely. Using wood in place of fossil fuel-intensive materials such as steel and concrete also “avoids” greenhouse gases that would have been emitted during manufacturing. Now, with the Carbon Calculator it is possible to quantify these benefits for wood buildings. The more detail you provide, the better the results.  Access Carbon Calculator.

Heights and Area Calculator

Ease building code analysis and maximize your wood building project within the code limits with this Excel tool which reviews and analyzes building height and area compliance with the 2012 IBC for buildings up to six stories, with up to four occupancy groups at each level. Download Heights and Area Calculator.

More Online Calculators

American Wood Council – Offers calculators for spans, connections, and heights and areas.