Mass Timber and Sustainable Urban Development: Smart Solutions for Modern Cities
The approach to sustainability within the construction industry encompasses a wide range of scales – from individual buildings designed to minimize their impact on the environment, to entire urban areas developed with a focus on environmental consciousness.
Mass timber has emerged as a robust structural system, demonstrating its capacity to meet the stringent standards set by sustainability certification systems such as LEED, BREEAM, and WELL. As a result, it has found a significant role in large-scale urban projects. The implications of mass timber for both the urban and natural environment can be best understood through the following criteria: