We spoke with an expert on building with wood as a climate-friendly housing solution

January 17, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada

As the impacts of climate change continue to make temperatures more extreme and housing gets more expensive, the way we approach construction has been slowly — but surely — innovating. One such innovation is mass timber construction, which means building with wood as the primary material. With projects built using mass timber being able to reduce carbon pollution during construction by up to 45 per cent, using wood to build our cities, including homes, schools, and infrastructure, has a host of environmental benefits. To help us gain a better understanding of mass timber buildings, we partnered with Forestry for the Future to speak with award-winning architect and Principal at Urban Arts Architecture Inc., Shelley Craig.

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