Photo Credit: Zane Williams Architect: The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.
With growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, designers are increasingly being called upon to balance functionality and cost objectives with reduced environmental impact. Wood can help to achieve that balance.
Wood costs less—economically and environmentally—while delivering more in terms of its beauty, versatility and performance. Wood can already be used as a low-carbon alternative to steel, masonry and concrete in many applications, and innovative new technologies and building systems continue to expand the possibilities for longer wood spans, taller walls and higher buildings.