As we move toward a more sustainable way of life in our everyday activities, it only makes sense that we also consider where we live. Our choice of home and how it is constructed can significantly reduce our overall environmental impact. Tresah is built from wood from here for here and believes that supporting local industry and sustainability is necessary for progress.
Wood is the most abundant and naturally renewable building material on the planet and takes the least amount of energy to produce than any other building material. Mass Timber offers all the engineering benefits of traditional reinforced concrete construction while at the same time reducing the carbon emissions on production and with the added capacity to store carbon long-term (centuries) rather than emit carbon as concrete and steel do.
The two primary Mass Timber technologies that will be used to build Tresah are cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (glulam; GLT). CLT is fabricated from laminating lumber in perpendicular layers, resulting in strong panels that are ideal for building floors, walls, and roofs. Glulam is made by bonding individual pieces of lumber together with durable, moisture-resistant structural adhesives to form columns, beams, and headers