Mass Timber Construction
While wood has long been used as a construction material, the benefits of using wood as the primary material in the construction of certain types of buildings is increasingly being recognized world-wide as a more sustainable building option.
Wood is our only natural and renewable construction material, and because carbon stays locked in wood products such as lumber, wood frame buildings continue to serve as carbon stores long after the wood used in their construction has left the forest. What’s more, mass timber construction can be completed 25% faster, reducing carbon footprint of construction by up to 45%. And mass timber building also requires less energy to heat and cool long-term.
By building our schools, hospitals, seniors’ residences, and city centres with wood, we can move the carbon capture potential of our forests into our cities, creating the kind of carbon storage we need in the communities where we live.
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