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Nations largest cross-laminated timber academic building is an icon of sustainability

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 24, 2017 01:04 AM
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by (Lucy Wang) last modified May 23, 2017

The first and largest cross-laminated timber (CLT) academic building in the U.S. has opened at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst. Designed by Leers Weinzapfel Associates, the multidisciplinary Design Building brings together 500 students and 50 faculty across four departments into a light-filled 87,000-square-foot space. As a beacon of sustainability, the building features energy-saving elements, such as chilled beams and radiant flooring, and targets LEED Gold certification. Cross-laminated...





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