We at Moriyama & Teshima Architects wish to acknowledge World Green Building Week, an annual event established in an effort to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals set in place by the United Nations. This year’s themes include Building for the Planet (addressing pressing environmental concerns), Building for Communities (tackling the urgency of housing availability and quality), and Building for the Economy (bolstering nature – the global economy’s most important asset). For each of these, the overarching goal of the AEC industry is to design for longevity, resiliency, and efficiency.
At this pivotal moment in time, with the current worldwide interest in tall timber, Limberlost Place (pictured) at George Brown College is poised to set a precedent for the approval of exposed mass wood high-rise buildings and to accelerate the development of the Canadian forest products industry. The wood used for Limberlost Place will be sourced from sustainably managed forests with a legal requirement to regenerate all harvested areas.
Learn more about this worldwide initiative by visiting the webpage linked here.