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WoodWorks Carbon Calculator

Estimate the wood carbon footprint of your project. Input the volume of structural wood in a building, and our Carbon Calculator will estimate how much carbon is stored in the wood, greenhouse gas emissions avoided by not using steel or concrete, and the amount of time it takes U.S. and Canadian forests to grow that volume of wood.

Forest with Coniferous Trees
Photo Plum Creek

Heights and Areas Calculator App

The Heights and Areas (H&A) Calculator app for iPhone and Android is a joint effort of WoodWorks and the American Wood Council. It provides users with an app-based approach to calculating maximum heights and areas for buildings of various occupancies and fire protection based on 2006 to 2015 editions of the International Building Code (IBC). Input a potential building’s geometry, site conditions (e.g., open frontage), type of construction, and occupancy, and allowable heights and areas can be determined.

This calculator is not meant to be a replacement for the IBC and does not encompass all of its design options. The IBC should always be consulted for specific requirements related to designs and site conditions. Learn More

Aerial View of a Building Titled 1430 Q
1430 Q / D&S Development / photo Greg Folkins

More Calculators

The American Wood Council offers a variety of other calculators, including a maximum span calculator for wood joists and rafters, connection calculator, acoustic calculator, and energy UA calculator.

Interior of First Tech Federal Credit Union
First Tech Federal Credit Union / Hacker / photo Jeremy Bittermann