B Impact Report

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WholeTrees, LLC

Architecture and Structural Engineering
Certified Since: April, 2017
Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Sector: Manufacturing

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WholeTrees is the national leader in engineering round timber for commercial construction. WholeTrees Structural Products are pre-engineered wood components made from unmilled round timbers, a byproduct of sustainable forest management. These assemblies utilize 4"-24" diameter trees that are 50% stronger than their comparably sized milled lumber counterparts. As part of WholeTrees' engineered structural systems, these timbers provide a low embodied energy and high CO2 capture alternative to steel, recycled steel and traditional milled lumber. Product packages come with engineer-stamped shop drawings, designed steel connection details, and easy installation guidelines. WholeTrees also offers installation services nationally, and its products fit in Type II, III, IV, and V construction and are definable as Heavy Timber within the International Building Code.

The Madison, WI-based company was founded in 2007 by architect Roald Gundersen, AIA, and Amelia Baxter. WholeTrees provides design services and products for custom applications of timber in construction; engineering and consultation; project management and sub-contracting; and cutting-edge research and development of technologies that enable the forest products industry to sell round-timber.

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