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  • Don’t give up on building with wood

    Boston Globe - 10/02/2017

    “Wood is one of our best, most environmentally friendly resources,’’ said Peter Weiderspahn, who teaches courses in building technology at Northeastern University’s School of Architecture. “It’s the only truly renewable building material we have.” Weiderspahn notes that most wood used in the United States is produced domestically, it is lighter and thus requires less energy to transport, and it actually sequesters the carbon that trees suck out of the atmosphere for as long as the building stands. Of course, such environmental benefits are reversed if a building burns.

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