Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) has been used in Europe for a couple decades now, and has proven to be a startlingly green and resilient alternative to traditional “industrial age” building materials.
When it comes to structural innovation, many popular “building blocks” have come with a rising cost for our planet’s precious resources. Typical structural building components like masonry, concrete, and steel have large carbon footprints as they require great amounts energy to produce. The way forward means re-examining our go-to for resilient, sustainable construction materials. The best solution, though, may come from a return to our construction roots.