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mass timber

Building Green: The Latest Sustainable Materials

In the ever-evolving construction industry landscape, sustainability has moved from a niche interest to a central focus for developers, architects, and builders in the United States. With the U.S. setting ambitious climate goals, including a more...

The Emissions DNA of Building Materials: Embodied Carbon

When considering Scope 1 and 2 emissions, most people think of the impact of energy use for heating, lighting, and transportation. But for those who serve businesses focused on emissions reductions, it is not enough to focus on a building design...

Fact Check: Does LEED Really Cost More?

Let us first state the obvious: Yes, it costs money to achieve LEED certification for a building - just like it costs money to achieve any other sustainable building certification. We often hear blanket statements such as it will cost just 10% more...

Mass Timber Misconceptions

Intro CLE, currently the largest timber-frame building in the United States, is under construction in Cleveland, Ohio. This project is seeking LEED Gold Certification and will feature almost 300 apartments, 36,000 square feet of retail space, and a...

Mass Timber & INTRO Cleveland [VIDEO]

INTRO Cleveland by Harbor Bay is Cleveland's first, and currently America's largest, mass timber project. This innovative sustainability project was designed with the intent of literally INTROducing Cleveland, and the country, to a new perspective...