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Opinion: Support tall wood buildings in Maine

Portland Press Herald just published an opinion column focused on why more tall wood buildings should be built in Maine. In “Maine Voices: It’s time to build ‘plyscrapers’ here,” author Lee Burnett explains that Maine is the most heavily forested state in the country, with forests in over 85% of the land. Burnett describes Maine’s working forests […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted November 10, 2015

American Wood Council and reThink Wood host panel discussion

The American Wood Council and reThink Wood recently hosted a panel discussion called “Urban Sustainability, Rural Prosperity” in Washington, D.C. The panel event focused on the potential for greater use of wood in construction of tall buildings. The panel included U.S. Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell, architect Michael Green, Dr. Jim Bowyer of Dovetail Partners, Inc., […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted November 3, 2015

New residential building at UBC to be made with wood

Plans are underway to construct one of the tallest wood buildings in the world. The University of British Columbia will soon be building a new residence building that will stand 174 feet tall. The 18 story tall wood student residence building will be home to 404 students in a mixture of studios and four-bedroom units. […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted October 28, 2015

Common Ground High School is anything but common

A New Haven, CT high school is undergoing major renovations that will revitalize the 225 student school. Common Ground High School is a unique mix of a high school, an urban farm, and an environmental education center. A new center is currently underway which will include science labs, an art studio, and a multipurpose space for community […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted October 23, 2015

A first look at UMass Amherst’s Integrated Design Building

On the campus of University of Massachusetts Amherst, 100 people celebrated the construction of the new Integrated Design Building. Set to open in the Spring of 2017, the building will be the home to Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Architecture from the College of Humanities […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted October 19, 2015

National Forest Products Week 2015

This week marks National Forest Products Week 2015. Every year on the third week of October, America celebrates both our nation’s forests and the products that are produced. The annual celebration, now in its 55th year, highlights the natural services, products, and environmental benefits that forests provide. In the proclamation put out by President Obama, […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted October 19, 2015

Climate Week 2015 event a success

On opening night of Climate Week New York City 2015, panelists at the “Sustainable Development Benefits of Building with Wood” event looked to our nation’s forests for innovative climate solutions. Organized by New England Forestry Foundation, Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and Sustainability Practice Network, the […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted October 19, 2015

U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition

Recently, the U.S.D.A. and Softwood Lumber Board announced the winners of the 2015 U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. The winning designs were awarded $3 million to support tall wood demonstration projects. The East Coast winner is 475 West 18th in New York City, a residential condominium building proposed by 130-134 Holdings LLC, in partnership with Spiritos Properties, […]
By New England Forestry Foundation • Posted October 14, 2015