MTA Partner and sustainability leader Carol Phillips contributed to a recent article published by The Kit, entitled “How Building with Wood is Creating a More Sustainable City”, on the importance of mass timber construction in the movement toward a greener future.
There are many reasons why mass timber is at the forefront of discussions on the fight against climate change and the ways in which the construction industry is progressing – carbon sequestration, utilization of local materials, fast-tracked construction time, waste reduction, to name a few. The piece highlights two of our projects, the new Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Headquarters and Limberlost Place at George Brown College. Both of which are currently under construction in Toronto, and are used as examples of forward-thinking, highly sustainable, mass timber buildings.
“What I love about designing and building with wood is that it really connects you to the properties of the material itself … It really makes you think about the source material—how it was grown, where it was grown, the context…”
– Carol Phillips, Moriyama & Teshima Architects
Read the full article by clicking this link.