Check this out, a description of a new apartment building coming to Roxbury in south Boston:
Named Model-C, the 5-story, 19,000-square-foot building will contain 14 residential units above an affordable co-working space on its ground floor.
The project will be fabricated off-site in sections, including bathroom “pods” that will be plugged into the structure after it is assembled.
I’ve become a big fan of what is often called “mass timber” – replacing steel and concrete in mid-rise construction with timber constructed by gluing together smaller pieces of wood in specific ways. It sequesters the carbon in the wood by doing something useful, and replaces carbon-emission-intensive products, so it’s your classic “win-win” for reducing future carbon emissions.