AISI Responds to New York Times Article on the Sustainability of Construction Materials


The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) recently sent a letter to the New York Times in response to inaccurate claims regarding the sustainability of wood in construction. The letter addressing the article, "As Concerns Over Climate Change Rise, More Developers Turn to Wood," was not published. 

However, AISI posted the response from Kevin Dempsey, AISI Interim President and CEO, on their website here

"Claims made about the 'environmental benefits' of using mass timber for mid- and high-rise building construction often rely on existing assumptions to reinforce them versus scientific studies," Dempsey said in his letter. 

"When covering green climate solutions in the construction industry, steel should be included as a viable solution."