Lamboo® products are 20% more stable than wood in moisture and temperature changes, has 10 times the tensile strength of wood, uses 15% less embodied energy than wood, and sequesters 35% more carbon in the growing cycle than timber. As a rapidly renewable material, Lamboo® allows a four- to six-year harvest cycle, about half of the harvest cycle allowable under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Rating System.
In addition to LEED’s Materials and Resources credits, Lamboo’s use of ecologically responsible adhesives also may contribute to Indoor Environmental Quality credits for low-emitting materials within the composite wood and agrifiber products category. In addition to Kolbe’s materials sourcing, recycled content and manufacturing processes, its windows and doors support natural day lighting, outside views, energy-efficiency and other attributes that are recognized by LEED.
Those who request Lamboo for the interior face of their windows and doors also may select from a choice of stain colors and custom-matched finishes. Kolbe’s products are finished with sensitivity to environmental air quality and the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), enhancing these long-lasting, low-maintenance window and doors.
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