Homeowners who list environmental sustainability as a key requirement for new construction and remodeling projects have a new reason to choose LP SmartSide Trim & Siding. A report issued in October 2021 details how LP SmartSide products are not only carbon-neutral, they're carbon-negative.
LP Building Solutions (LP) has released LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding's first-ever Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This independently verified and registered document details the production process for LP SmartSide Trim & Siding and compares the environmental impact of the life cycle of SmartSide engineered wood with other siding materials.
A major finding of the report is that LP SmartSide products store more carbon than the total greenhouse gas emissions released from resource extraction through to product distribution.
To illustrate the impact of the carbon-negative qualities of LP SmartSide Trim & Siding in real-world terms, LP developed a helpful infographic that highlights a few core facts:
A central takeaway for builders and homeowners is, as LP Director of Sustainability and Public Policy Donna Kopecky says, "LP SmartSide products store carbon for generations, making them a smart choice as a sustainable building material."
The publication of the LP SmartSide Environmental Product Declaration is just the latest confirmation of LP's commitment to sustainability. All LP-manufactured products are made from sustainably sourced wood material, and the company has a robust forest certification program that is assessed annually against standards from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification.
Neil Sherman, Executive Vice President of Siding for LP, says, "As LP continues its nearly 50-year tradition of sustainability leadership, the LP SmartSide Environmental Product Declaration shows the product's positive environmental impact within the building industry and provides a valuable resource for the increasing number of building professionals who are making more environmentally conscious building product decisions."
Learn more about LP's sustainability efforts and the LP SmartSide EPD.