Why is Mass Timber Sustainable?

This post is the first in a series as we continue to work with mass timber at Amy Gutmann Hall and Edelman Fossil Park of Rowan University. We hope you will follow along!

Mass timber construction is on the rise nationwide. In addition to its intrinsic value as a material that contributes to attractive, warm spaces that people gravitate toward, mass timber is also lauded as a sustainable construction strategy, largely due to its ability to reduce the carbon footprint of the built environment. But what is mass timber’s sustainability story beyond carbon? KSS takes an integrated approach that explores sustainability through a framework of four broad lenses–environment, social, human, and economic. While each lens considers sustainability from an important and distinct perspective, they are each deeply interconnected. Through this framework, we see the holistic value of mass timber and its unique opportunities for impact at the human, building, community, and global scale. Read the full article here