Apr 2, 2020

Dezeen: Life-Cycle Analysis report highlights the sustainable impact of CLT

A newly published report on the cross-laminated timber supply chain demonstrates the material’s sustainable credentials as it becomes more mainstream in the US.

By Dezeen staff
Written by members of the Department of Architecture and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington, the Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) report investigates the environmental impact cross-laminated timber (CLT).

The authors of the report commissioned by construction company Katerra, carried out an in-depth environmental analysis of both Katerra’s CLT factory and a building constructed from the material.

“The market needs mass timber to succeed”

CLT is a building material made up of alternating layers of sawn wood.
It is celebrated for having a lower embodied carbon footprint than traditional construction materials such as concrete and steel, because wood is renewable and low impact.

The LCA report seeks to verify the material’s sustainable credentials, while also showcasing the material’s ability to help deliver better quality buildings in terms of in-use performance and occupant wellbeing.


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