Committed to Carbon Reduction
Meaningful climate action is one of Bora’s core design goals. We minimize operational carbon emissions through highly efficient, all-electric buildings that deliver reliable thermal comfort to users. We also reduce embodied carbon through strategies including adaptive reuse, optimized concrete mixtures, and wood construction. Our practice has been shaped by our roots in the Pacific Northwest, where we enjoy a thriving timber industry. We experience firsthand how mass timber construction fosters a unique respect between rural and urban, bringing forestry communities and civic clients together around a shared interest.
Studies have shown improved focus, comfort, and creativity when people are given a strong connection to nature. Mass timber’s color, warmth, grain, and beauty is a strong contributor to that connection. In short, mass timber makes better spaces for people. Mass timber projects allow us to connect the local economy, the global climate, and biophilia– people’s innate desire to connect to nature–within a singular design strategy.