Uncover the future of urban skylines with us as we showcase the Edison, poised to become the tallest mass timber building worldwide, and the game-changing strides towards passive house certification. Don't forget to register your interest in the Build the Impossible competition from Rothoblaas. Step into a world where Denmark's wood waste is reimagined into building materials, revolutionizing construction and energy sustainability. Your host, Paul Kremer, alongside industry leaders and experts, unveils the transformative projects and technology driving a greener, more resilient tomorrow in this latest episode of the Mass Timber Construction Podcast.
Embark on an enlightening voyage to Toronto, where the University of Toronto's new mass timber tower is rising as an emblem of environmental consciousness. Discover how the Biden administration's new standards for net zero emissions in architecture are challenging industry norms and listen in for the latest on Timber Tech's innovative ERP solution. This episode is a treasure trove of insights for enthusiasts and professionals alike, celebrating the legacies being built with mass timber—one beam at a time. Join us for a narrative where innovation meets legacy, and listen now to witness the evolution of the places we call home.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are live. This is the moment you all have been waiting for. It's a compile for the global sensation, the one, the only, the undisputed Anyway podcast in the world. The past Timber construction podcast, and now here's what's right around your house. Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, wherever you are in the world today. Welcome to the mass Timber construction podcast. This is Paul Kramer, your host. Welcome back to another episode in 2024. We look forward to bringing you news each week. So don't forget to hit the subscribe button. And a bit of a note from my good friend Peter Lang from Rotherblass. He says there's still time to register for the build the impossible competition. The competition already has entries from eight different countries around the world. If you feel especially in tune with the idea of the competition and you'd like to invite students to take advantage of the opportunity offered by Rotherblass, you can put your name down and safeguard your position in the program and then submit your ideas and the jury will qualify Whether you have met the ultimate pinnacle outcome of the winner of the build the impossible competition for 2024. So register your name now. An amazing lineup of judges and a really great event put on by Rotherblass. Let's look at what's making news around the world this week in mass Timber construction land and we have talked about this project previously on the podcast. But the 32 story mass Timber high rise in Milwaukee in Wisconsin is scheduled to break ground in the second quarter of this year and, if completed, the Edison is on track to become the tallest mass Timber building in the world and, when completed, it is aiming to dislodge ascent also Milwaukee. That was done in 2022 and was crowned as the CTB UH tallest mass Timber building in the world, and it will include a mixed mass Timber, hybrid Timber and concrete structure being developed by the neutral project, a real estate firm building and focusing on sustainable buildings, which measures around 393,000 square feet and rises 25 stories. The structure will have post tension concrete on levels one through eight and levels eight through 32 will feature mass Timber hybrid construction. According to finance and commerce magazine, the Edison, which came as the high end luxury housing market in Milwaukee, leverages mass Timbers, amazing technology including. They're trying to target for passive house certification as well. So we look forward to the project breaking ground later in the year and we'll bring you more updates and congratulations to the neutral project and to Europe now and 90% of Denmark's domestic wood consumption is incinerated for energy production. Instead, it could contribute by starting its life in construction. So there's an article on our LinkedIn feed that talks about Denmark's position when it comes to timber and wood and making wood waste into materials for construction. So if you'd like to read more about that, please head to our LinkedIn feed and read it there. And Timber tech announces that it has created a relationship with Western Arcary, part of the Alberta based Northland group of companies and a selected T com Timber techs market leading timber ERP solution, which includes an ERP enterprise reporting program for those that do not know and the MES system, as well as new elements for their glue land plant in Alberta, which is part of an $82 million investment to triple Western Arcary's glue and capacity into the USA. Now and a prominent set of architectural firms have all put their signature towards a initiative that was the coordination through the building, green sustainability, lead pier and network. And under the proposed new standards, a net zero emissions building would obtain high eg 75th percentile energy efficient ratings, be free of any site emissions and powered purely by clean energy sources. Existing buildings will require an energy star score of 75 or higher or measured the whole building energy use intensity, or EUI, of at least 35% or better and the median EUI to meet the criteria. Standardization document for the process will be facilitated by the environmental protection agency energy star portfolio management system. If you'd like to see some more on this, which is an article on arc netcom, the AAC firm signs on to the Biden administration's definition of net zero buildings, and you can read all about it. The University of Toronto has begun rising a new 14 story mass timber building that will set a precedent for sustainable design. Once complete, the towers expected to be the tallest academic tower structure in Canada and one of the tallest mass timber steel hybrid buildings in North America. University of Toronto, which has recently named the world's most sustainable university by QS World Rankings, is committed to furthering its role as a global model for projects like these. If you'd like to see some more details, you can have a look at the University of Toronto's amazing building on our mass timber construction LinkedIn feed page. That's it, folks. That's all we have time for this week. Don't forget that if you are interested in being part of the Roto Blast build the impossible competition, please do get your entries in as soon as possible. Register your interest and good luck with the submission by the due dates and times that are on the build, the impossible page. And thank you, peter Lang, for putting the shout out to us and your support continuing through this year of 2024 for the podcast and we look forward to catching up with you next time.