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Michael Green on Why Wood Skyscrapers are Better than Concrete and Steel Towers

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To date, mid-rise and high-rise buildings have typically been constructed from concrete and steel. But architect Michael Green says that we should use wood instead, because concrete and steel production contributes significantly to the world's greenhouse gas




 

 

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To date, mid-rise and high-rise buildings have typically been constructed from concrete and steel. But architect Michael Green says that we should use wood instead, because concrete and steel production contributes significantly to the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Green believes that using responsibly harvested wood in lieu of concrete and steel may be the best option for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and storing carbon in buildings. In a recent TED talk Michael Green discussed his theories, and his firm’s study, The Case for Tall Wood Buildings, which proposes a building system that primarily uses wood to build mid-rise and high-rise buildings. Hit the jump to watch his TED talk!

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