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Wood Structures in North America

The advent of steel frames in the late 19th C reduced fire risk and allowed for much taller buildings.

Our white paper notes the historical applications of wood in buildings and examples of contemporary timber architecture in North America.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Wood Structures in North America

The Great Fire of Chicago in 1871 killed 300 people and destroyed over 17,000 structures, many of which were built from wood.

Our white paper notes the historical applications of wood in buildings and examples of contemporary timber architecture in North America.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Wood Structures in North America

Wood has a big drawback: it is highly flammable.

Our white paper notes the historical applications of wood in buildings and examples of contemporary timber architecture in North America.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Wood Structures in North America

The Taos Pueblo in New Mexico are the oldest known buildings in the US, dating from 1000 — 1200 CE. 

Our white paper notes the historical applications of wood in buildings and examples of contemporary timber architecture in North America.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Wood Structures in North America

The oldest known surviving wood structure, the Horyuji Temple in Japan, is 1,300 years old. 

Our white paper notes the historical applications of wood in buildings and examples of contemporary timber architecture in North America.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Wood Structures in North America

Wood is one of the oldest building materials, dating back as far as 10,000 BCE.

Our white paper notes the historical applications of wood in buildings and examples of contemporary timber architecture in North America.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Wood Structures in North America

Before the 20th century, wood was an essential material in building construction.

Our white paper notes the historical applications of wood in buildings and examples of contemporary timber architecture in North America.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Wood Structures in North America

Our white paper notes the historical applications of wood in buildings and examples of contemporary timber architecture in North America.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
Evergreen Charter School, NY

Instead of a typical concrete or steel building, our building uses a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure on a concrete podium, drastically reducing the project’s embodied energy impact at no extra cost to the client. 

Though CLT has a higher per-unit price than steel or concrete, we conducted a study that demonstrated the material was cost-competitive since it requires less construction time and does not need fireproofing. The interiors take advantage of the wood’s naturally warm character to create inviting learning environments. 

The project's construction is underway and expected to complete by December 2024.

#carboncreation #bioarchitecture #greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #responsiblearchitecture #longetivity #schooldesign #cltbuildings
Evergreen Charter School, NY

One of the East Coast’s first CLT schools, designed for a charter organization committed to sustainability and supporting their low-income community.
 
Our design for Evergreen embraces our client’s mission of creating sustainable schools that double as assets for the entire community. Located in a low-income area, the five-story building is designed to work as an educational facility during the day, and a community center at night and weekends.

The project's construction is underway and expected to complete by December 2024.

#carboncreation #bioarchitecture #greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #responsiblearchitecture #longetivity #schooldesign #cltbuildings
CO2 and Mass Timber

Using mass timber in a sustainable way means understanding the broader ecological implications of its material supply chain. This is not at odds with sustainable forest management practices which implement select forest clearing as a fire mitigation strategy.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

Tree plantations are not forests.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

A healthy forest is a complex ecosystem that includes the biodiversity of the soil, plantlife and various critters that live in, under and on soil and plants. 

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

Forest health must be considered in order to ensure actual carbon sequestration and sustainable long term growth.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

Mass timber, like all wood products, begins with the tree.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

Mass timber buildings can reduce global warming potential by 25% compared to its concrete and steel counterparts, which contribute 10% of anthropogenic emissions annually.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

Comprehensive analysis of the supply system includes emissions from transportation – local is better and has end-of-life applications, too.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

Embodied carbon refers to GHG emissions generated from the manufacture, transport, installation, maintenance, and disposal of building materials.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

Building with wood reduces the embodied carbon of a structure.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction #cltdesign #mha
CO2 and Mass Timber

Building with wood reduces the embodied carbon of a structure.

Our white paper explores how mass timber, procured responsibly or reused, is a powerful step towards sustainable architecture.

#masstimber #bioarchitecture #greendesign #climateresponsive #sustainability  #carbonemissions #ecology #organicarchitecture #livingbuildings #woodconstruction  #cltdesign #mha
Carbon Creation Design

Strategizing at the outset of the project can mitigate potential additional costs and lead to higher quality environments.

Our white paper explores the role of design in reducing carbon emissions, by using materials like mass timber and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

#carboncreation #bioarchitecture #greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #responsiblearchitecture #longetivity #adaptivereuse #climateresponsive
Carbon Creation Design

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) provides input into the potential environmental impacts of systems over a range of metrics including global warming, acidification, eutrophication, and ozone depletion. 

Our white paper explores the role of design in reducing carbon emissions, by using materials like mass timber and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

#carboncreation #bioarchitecture #greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #responsiblearchitecture #longetivity #adaptivereuse #climateresponsive
Carbon Creation Design

Whole-Building Energy Modeling (BEM) is a tool that helps inform the design process, to produce a highly-efficient building. 

Our white paper explores the role of design in reducing carbon emissions, by using materials like mass timber and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

#carboncreation #bioarchitecture #greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #responsiblearchitecture #longetivity #adaptivereuse #climateresponsive
Carbon Creation Design

Because trees absorb carbon, mass timber sequesters carbon from the atmosphere instead of adding to it.

Our white paper explores the role of design in reducing carbon emissions, by using materials like mass timber and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

#carboncreation #bioarchitecture #greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #responsiblearchitecture #longetivity #adaptivereuse #climateresponsive
Carbon Creation Design

Mass timber is a low-carbon alternative to concrete and steel, also providing fire resistance when used with larger member sizes.

Our white paper explores the role of design in reducing carbon emissions, by using materials like mass timber and adaptive reuse of existing buildings.

#carboncreation #bioarchitecture #greendesign #zeroemission #masstimber #carbonemissions #ecology #climatechange #responsiblearchitecture #longetivity #adaptivereuse #climateresponsive