Construction is one of the main contributors to carbon emissions, raw material consumption and solid waste in the world.
As a result, there is pressure for the real estate industry to address ways in which these contributions can be reduced and mitigated through more efficient construction methods and materials with lower embodied carbon.
Traditional construction materials and methods are extremely carbon intensive, and with many
companies committing to Net Zero, Cross Laminated Timber (‘CLT’) presents an opportunity to
address some of the inherent issues with traditionally constructed buildings. The use of CLT has
gained momentum in recent years, and there are a whole host of major projects globally that
have incorporated CLT into their building design and fabric.
For more detail on the benefits and drawbacks of cross laminated timber, download the pdf.