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COTE: Zero Carbon Future, The Next Generation of All-Wood Buildings

MAR 2021 COTE

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  • COST

    Free and open to the public.

  • TYPE

    Knowledge Community

  • AUDIENCE

    Professionals

OPAL Architects Matt O'Malia and Timothy Lock will present current projects that explore the benefits and opportunities of all wood construction and how that approach can have a positive impact on the climate.

To make a meaningful contribution to solving the climate crisis, building materials must not only reduce operational energy use, but also arrive at the jobsite with a radically reduced carbon footprint. Because wood sequesters carbon, wood products have the potential not only to zero out their carbon debt, but actually to run a positive balance, sequestering more CO2 than they contribute in their manufacture and shipping.

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