Archive for June, 2013

Jun

24

TreeHugger: CEI’s 40-Storey Tower best of both worlds

CEI’s proposed 40-Storey Wood Office Tower was recently featured on TreeHugger.com, the internet’s one-stop shop for green news, solutions and products.

The article focuses on the innovative hybrid design of CEI’s submission to NAIOP’s “Office Building of the Future” competition, which used the best features of both wood and concrete.

The topic of using wood as the primary material for mid-rise building construction is gaining a great deal of exposure in recent months. Green activists are concerned about the environmental consequences of using concrete due to its inability to sequester carbon dioxide.

With the growing pressure to reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry, the wood vs. concrete question will likely remain an important issue of debate in the years to come. A big thank you to Treehugger.com for continuing to spotlight an important issue, and for including CEI in the discussion!