13 Sep '17, 2pm

Students move in to the world's tallest timber tower

We're not called TreeHugger for nothing, and love the new wave of tall wood buildings. Right now, the tallest of the tall wood buildings is Brock Commons Tallwood House, at the University of British Columbia. It's a student residence, and it has just been occupied for the first time. We have shown it before, when it was topped off last year. When built from sustainably harvested wood, these buildings store carbon for the life of the building. Wood is a renewable resource; according to Naturally Wood, a British Columbia wood promotion organization, US and Canadian forests grow the amount of wood used in this building in six minutes. © Naturally Wood One of the biggest knocks against wood construction (at least according to the concrete and masonry industries) is the fact that wood burns. They like to run big ads every time a construction site catches fire complaining that w...

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