Rogue Valley Door supports realistic environmental practices and sustainable forestry management.
ENERGYWood is the only building material that is largely energy self-sufficient in its manufacture–the only material that builds itself. By weight, wood remains our number one industrial raw material, accounting for 47 percent of consumption, but for only 4 percent of the total energy embodied in the manufacture of raw materials.
UNDERSTANDING THE ENVIRONMENTAlmost three billion trees are planted in America’s forestlands each year. Our forest growth now exceeds removals by 37 percent. Another environmental plus for wood is its impact on the global carbon cycle. Many scientists contend that rising levels of carbon are leading to global warming. Growing wood fiber in your working forests is very beneficial to the balance of carbon in the atmosphere. The growth of one pound of wood absorbs 1.47 pounds of carbon dioxide and releases 1.07 pounds of oxygen.
ECONOMYTen years ago, Rogue Valley Door converted our door manufacturing processes from the use of solid wood door parts to veneered door parts. Sixty-two percent of the board footage in a six-panel door is made as veneered parts. Rogue Valley Door depends on old growth Douglas Fir, as its source of veneer for these door parts. Twenty years ago, we would have made the stile in that door with a 2x5x82" solid clear vertical grain piece of Douglas Fir. That same piece of 2x5x82" clear vertical grain Douglas Fir now yields approximately 22 to 24 pieces of veneer that is sliced to 1/16." Rogue Valley Door utilizes slicing as opposed to sawing, which means there is no waste due to sawdust.
We support the endeavors of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), American Forest and Paper Association (AF&PA), Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI), National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) in their efforts to optimize and manage the use of our forests.
Rogue Valley Door will continue to be environmentally sensitive not only in the wood products we use, but also as corporate citizens.