MTA Partner and Sustainability Leader, Carol Phillips, was honoured to have spoken at the 2023 Woodrise International Conference held in Bordeaux, France. This event, which brought together a global community of professionals and experts in the fields of mass timber manufacture, design, and construction, celebrated the potential of this material to redefine the future of sustainable architecture and building practices. The various presentations throughout illuminated the role that mass timber can play in reducing carbon emissions caused by the construction industry; aligning with Carol and MTA’s long-standing commitment to designing buildings with minimized ecological footprints.
“The Woodrise event in Bordeaux was an exciting opportunity to connect with expertise from around the world on the topic of de-carbonizing the environment. It was particularly inspiring to hear the measures that city centres around the world are taking by setting time targets for lowering embodied carbon in the building industry; therefore advancing the use of bio-based building materials. The Canadian contribution to this global transition is impressive”.
– Carol Phillips
Carol’s talk entitled “Growth and Regrowth – Limberlost Place and the Use of Timber in Ontario”, focused on the design and ongoing construction of Limberlost Place for George Brown College, a 10-storey, exposed mass timber, net-zero carbon emissions building for an assembly occupancy designed in collaboration between Moriyama Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects Inc.
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