Architects throughout Canada are calling for wood to once again become the building material of choice. As the use of solid or engineered wood products for load bearing structure and interior finishes proves to be a sustainable alternative to concrete and steel for multi-family, commercial and institutional buildings. Corporate sustainability strategies are starting to align with human resource goals. And wood is one of the few natural building materials that can simultaneously achieve four important goals: reduced carbon emissions; increased sustainability in a building’s life cycle; improved occupant well-being; and increased organizational benefits from having happier, healthier and more productive employees. As such, mass timber is the next big step in green buildings. The benefits of mass timber include its ease of construction, light carbon footprint, positive effects on human health and well-being, and better organizational performance.
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Taking the next step with mass timber