The skyscrapers of the future could be built with the garbage of today

By Nexus Media
Popular Science
November 14, 2017
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

The home of the future won’t look like The Jetsons. …it will be made largely from wood and used materials, like recycled cement and carpet. …Producers are looking to construct large buildings, even skyscrapers, out of wood. Trees soak up carbon from the atmosphere and store it in their leaves and branches. A wooden building locks away the carbon indefinitely. So long as forests are replenished, and producers don’t burn too much coal, oil or natural gas in the shipping and manufacture of wood parts, it’s a win for the climate. “We know we’re getting denser, and we don’t want to increase sprawl by having only low buildings,” Beardsley said.

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