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4 experts on sustainable mass timber and the green future of building

mass timber, like the wood shown here, can be cross laminated in order to create sustainable housing

Interest in mass timber is surging. Image: UNSPLASH/Anne Nygård

Patrick Henry
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a chart showing the operation and construction of buildings accounted for more than a third of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2020
The operation and construction of buildings accounted for more than a third of global energy-related CO2 emissions in 2020. Image: UNEP 2021 Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction

this is the Mjøstårnet building in Norway
At 85.4 metres, the Mjøstårnet building in Norway is the tallest timber-frame structure in the world. Image: Voll Arkitekter

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mass timber CLT panel configuration
Cross-laminated timber panels consist of no fewer than three cross-bonded layers of timber, typically ranging in thickness between 20mm and 45mm. Image: Structural Timber Association


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