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80 Sustainability Triad: Three Timber Buildings Christine Binswanger “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Gro Harlem Brundtland, Our Common Future , 1987 The well-known triad of environment, economy, and society depicts the many dimensions of sustainability in an understandable yet complex way. Architects must plan buildings—and