The hottest new thing in sustainable building is...wood - cleantech perspectives @ Clixoo
The hottest new thing in sustainable building is...wood
Sustainable Wooden Building Materials
Explains how wood as an eco-friendly building material is becoming more mainstream.
- A new way of using wood has put the material back in the spotlight - structural timber. The world’s tallest mass timber structure, at 18 stories and over 280 feet, was recently built in Norway..
- Large, solid, compressed masses of wood are actually quite difficult to ignite. In the case of fire, the outer layer of mass timber will tend to char in a predictable way that effectively self-extinguishes and shields the interior.
- Cement and concrete manufacturing alone are responsible for around 8 percent of global GHG emissions.
- Mass timber buildings are roughly 25% faster to construct than concrete buildings and require 90% less construction traffic.