UW’s New Mass Timber Hall Will Store Carbon Through Building’s Lifetime


The Construction Specifier

Founders Hall, Foster School of Business
University of Washington

“The newly built Founders Hall in the Foster School of Business at Washington University (UW), Seattle, is a six-story mass timber building that will store more than 1000 tons (2000 lbs) of CO2 for decades, keeping carbon out of the atmosphere for the lifetime of the building. Aureus Earth, the world’s leading provider of carbon offsetting incentive programs for the construction industry, announced a couple of months back its first transaction valuing the long-term biogenic carbon storage in a mass timber building. The transaction was accomplished in partnership with the Foster School of Business, using the newly completed Founders Hall mass timber building as a proof of concept.”

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