The hottest new thing in sustainable building is, uh, wood

The many, many benefits of using wood in place of concrete and steel.By David  Jan 15, 2020, 10:30am EST 

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The advantages of mass timber

  1. It performs well in fire
  2. It reduces carbon emissions
  3. It allows buildings to be constructed faster, with lower labor costs and less waste
  4. It is fantastic in earthquakes
  5. It is aesthetically and even spiritually appealing
  6. It can help pay for good forest management on public land
  7. It can create jobs in struggling rural areas
  8. There is no other choice

Reservations about mass timber

Mass timber must be coupled with sustainable forestry

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