Engineered Timber and Climate Change Mitigation in the Built Environment

Anthony Taylor, 2016
Vol. 22 No. 17 ISSN 1702-3548 (online)

Despite green building initiatives characterized by a smart or technological approaches, such as LEED, carbon emissions in the built environment remain at an all-time high, and green building approaches continue to utilize unsustainable materials and practices. Engineered timber technologies such as Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) provide an opportunity to redefine our approach to green building along ecological lines, close the resource and carbon loop, and significantly lessen the environmental impact of continued urbanization. Regulation and behavior are among the several social factors cited as impacting the morphology of the built environment.