Ultramar

Environment

Wood, a sensible and responsible choice

We support the Coalition BOIS Québec through a shift in the way it is designing and constructing new retail stores. The company has built two new convenience stores with a wooden structure and is planning on extending this initiative to all of its future stores.

Wood is the only construction material that is local, renewable, reusable and recyclable. Beyond the positive effect at the local and regional level, studies have shown that the use of wood for building structures has numerous benefits such as a reduction in construction time and better quality control of the frame thanks to factory prefabrication of structural components.

The choice of a wooden structure offers other important advantages, like better thermal insulation. Moreover, the use of wood in the construction industry has a beneficial effect on the environment since it contributes to carbon sequestration, thus helping to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

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