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Forterra-Led Coalition Launches “Forest To Home” Initiative to Produce Affordable Housing Using Renewable Materials

Reported by NW REporter "Forest to Home," an initiative of Forterra, got underway last month when construction started on thefirst homes being built with an engineered wood product known as cross-laminated timber (CLT). Themilestone is part of Forterra's goal to create "local, affordable housing built by local labor with resources ...

Forterra reveals all-CLT modular prototype as affordable housing

Written By Emma Hinchliffe – Daily Journal of Commerce Affordable housing, and how to build more of it, has been a hot topic in Washington for many years. Forterra recently unveiled its latest effort in the nonprofit's quest to bring a more sustainable and attainable solution to housing: the first all-cross-laminated ...

Tech Wealth Turns Attention to Affordable Housing in Seattle

Rising wealth from Seattle’s technology boom changed the face of a neighborhood that used to be the black community’s historic core. Now, tech wealth is joining efforts to push back against gentrification. The project, to secure affordable housing in Seattle’s Central District, is one of several backed by a new $10.25 ...

Affordable housing’s future? Innovative home built in Everett

Written By Zachariah Bryan EVERETT — The echo of the hammer was deafening on Wednesday. A carpenter swung it as hard as he could atop the roof of a new home, each bang reverberating throughout a warehouse on the Everett waterfront. He teamed up last week with a handful of ...

New Timber Jobs Coming to Snohomish County

Author: Eric Wilkinson, King 5 News DARRINGTON, Wash. — New timber jobs are coming to Washington, and they're coming to an old mill town. Jobs of the past will soon be jobs of the future in Darrington. A new kind of engineered wood called "cross-laminated timber," or CLT, will be ...

Skanska Taps Forterra for Carbon Neutral Goal

Seattle, Wash. – The Seattle office of Skanska, a leading construction and development firm, will become the first construction company in the United States to offset its entire 2021 construction activity and main office carbon emissions through its participation in Forterra’s Evergreen Carbon Capture (ECC) program. Through this program, Skanska ...
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