Maine college builds climate-friendly dorm out of wood

Today, most large buildings are made of steel and concrete. But at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, a new 12,000-square-foot dorm was built almost entirely of wood.

It’s supported by engineered timber beams, sided and paneled in wood, and insulated with wood fiber from timber and paper manufacturing waste.

Collins: “It feels like you’re surrounded by wood, which is part of the remarkable kind of experience about being in the building.”

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