The project team has gotten some questions regarding sustainable elements in Aztec Student Union. Today’s post, the first of a monthly series, seeks to answer one of them.
First up, let’s talk trusses! A campus colleague asked how the newly installed wood trusses are sustainable. In case you’ve missed them when walking past the building or in the most recent Photo Friday post, check them out:
That’s a lot of wood! But, for something built LEED platinum-certified, how could that much wood be sustainable?
While the wood trusses look enormous, they’re actually composed of layers of wood that have been pressed together into the lovely truss shape you see above. And all of those layers are from Forest Service Council (FSC)-certified wood from sustainably managed forests.
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