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  Mass timber was utilized in the construction of the Kendeda Building on Georgia Tech’s campus. The building, which participated in the Living Building Challenge, is considered one of the most sustainable buildings in the country.
ever-growing city, mass timber technol- ogy allows buildings to become carbon sinks, rather than carbon emitters. In addition to sustainability, using wood as an alternative to steel and concrete carries a large number of benefits related to cost of labor, speed of installation and efficiency of construction. It is important to Georgia’s forest landowners — and, by extension, the entire supply chain — because it helps promote a healthy supply-and-demand balance between growth and harvesting. That balance keeps our forests healthy and econom- ically viable by creating a brand-new market opportunity for Georgia lumber.
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