In this paper, an innovative pin-supported CLT shear wall system equipped with low-yield-strength steel dampers was proposed. The system consisted of a pair of energy dissipating, CLT shear wall panels connected by lowyield-strength steel dampers. With pin connections at the base of the system, the steel dampers were assumed to act the sole energy dissipater. A numerical model was developed in OpenSees Navigator for a six-storey CLT buildings with six proposed shear wall systems to investigate its seismic behavior by analyzing five influential factors, including damper type, the number of dampers, damper location, different earthquake records versus target earthquake design response spectrum, and earthquake peak ground acceleration (PGA). The results indicated that with optimized damper design that structure could provide adequate lateral resistance and deformation capacity.