Sustainable Wood Buildings May Be the Next Frontier for Carbon Offsets



Founders Hall, Foster School of Business
University of Washington

“The University of Washington’s Founders Hall, which opened last year, is unlike any other building on the Seattle campus. Its beams, columns and central staircase are awash in warm hues thanks to the main construction material used: a strong engineered wood called mass timber. The bones of the new building lock in carbon dioxide digested by Pacific Northwest trees, and they should keep it out of the atmosphere for decades or longer.”
— Zahra Hirji

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