Markets Case Study:
Mass Timber

ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL INTERESTS
ALIGN IN WORKING FORESTS

 

Markets for sustainable forest products connect the financial power of millions of consumers to the carbon-capturing power of forests.  Increased demand for sustainable wood incentivises investment in forests.

When we invest in our forests we keep them intact. Keeping our forests as forests preserves the clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and economic benefits they provide.

Innovations allow us to build stronger, safer, taller wood buildings using high tech or engineered mass timber. By encouraging innovations in building with wood – an abundant, renewable, and domestic building material – we can help architects, builders, and communities reduce their environmental footprint while supporting job growth, rural economies, and the sustainability of our nation’s forests.

 


Mass timber buildings are constructed using high-tech or engineered wood.

The term “mass timber” includes several types of products for floor and wall framing such as cross-laminated timber, nail-laminated timber, glued-laminated timber, and structural composite lumber.

Nail Laminated Timber (NLT)

Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT)

Despite being safely used in Europe for decades, the United States is way behind in use of mass timber to construct tall wood buildings. CLT products were developed in Europe over 20 years ago but are relatively new to North America.


MASS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION WHICH IS...

A WIN

For Architects, Builders, and Cities

Mass timber is a safe, durable, and efficient building material option for cities and towns to deploy as they seek solutions to nationwide housing challenges.

A WIN

For the Economy

Mass timber markets encourage investment in the manufacturing facilities needed to produce mass timber products domestically bringing jobs to rural America, and stimulating the forest economy.

A WIN

For the Environment

Mass timber acts as a carbon vault, storing massive amounts of carbon in the built environmental for the long-term and drastically reduces the carbon footprint of one of the world’s greatest sources of emissions