Feb 01Salvaged Lumber Summit: Building a Circular Ecosystem
A dynamic combination of micro presentations and active collaboration to fast-track adoption of salvaged wood into mass timber.
In the ongoing search for building materials with the lowest embodied carbon and highest carbon storage capacity (that can be managed in a circular economy), the use of salvaged wood in finger jointed products/feedstock and mass timber assemblies keeps rising to the surface.
This summit will:
- spotlight recent related innovations
- identify key components and status of each
- explore near-term opportunities for moving the effort forward
- connect partners and build new relationships
- identify next steps
Source: Salvaged Lumber Summit: Building a Circular Ecosystem Tickets, Wed, Feb 1, 2023 at 1:00 PM | Eventbrite
We’ve been following 12×12 for a while now on the RA. Designers who have gathered to show off their chops with reclaimed lumber from New York City buildings (and the even the Brooklyn Bridge!). This is a great article in Inhabit with lots of pictures – so check it out!
At this year’s Wanted Design show during New York Design Week 12 contemporary designers unveiled 12 fresh new designs made entirely of lumber reclaimed from blighted New York City buildings! Dubbed 12 x 12, the exhibition features a chair made from a Park Avenue water tank, a desk made of wood salvaged from the Brooklyn Bridge, a coffee table made from Cony Island boardwalk planks, and a bar cart made of old wood casks from a distillery in Flushing. Read on to check out our photos and learn more about all 12 designs from this inspiring show!
via Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.