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Mass timber reaches for new heights to unlock zero-carbon cities

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Design firms are tapping mass timber to illustrate how eco-friendly material can be used to support a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Mass timber reaches for new heights to unlock zero-carbon cities

Mass timber reaches for new heights to unlock zero-carbon cities

Design firms are tapping mass timber to illustrate how eco-friendly material can be used to support a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sidewalk Labs is building a smart city entirely of mass timber. What could go wrong?

Sidewalk Labs is building a smart city entirely of mass timber. What could go wrong?

North America is on the cusp of a mass timber revolution, and Sidewalk Labs' Waterfront Toronto project is leading the way. But the smart material faces major obstacles.

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Demystifying Mass Timber

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Chinese cities commit to slash emissions from buildings

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Mass timber is the future of architecture. But can it survive a world on fire?

Mass timber is the future of architecture. But can it survive a world on fire?

With global temperatures on the rise and wildfires regularly breaking out in places such as California and Australia, the increasingly popular construction material may seem like a risky ...

Almost two-thirds of UK businesses yet to set emissions targets, survey reveals

Almost two-thirds of UK businesses yet to set emissions targets, survey reveals

Almost two-thirds (61%) of companies in the UK's private sector have not yet set a specific, numerical target for reducing their emissions, a new survey from consultancy YouGov has ...

The Weird, Wooden Future of Skyscrapers

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A change to the urban skyline that could make a big dent in carbon emissions.

A Look at the Sustainable City

A Look at the Sustainable City

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