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Engineered timber products are here to stay – myth busting across the supply chain

Engineered timber products are here to stay – myth busting across the supply chain

23 November 2023

23 November 2023, Sydney – Timber adoption as a pathway to decarbonising construction has captured the imagination of the Australian construction industry. In 2019, Tasmanian Timber released a report on the benefits of using timber in new buildings, arguing that …

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Embodied carbon in building services: It’s complicated – but doable

Embodied carbon in building services: It’s complicated – but doable

28 August 2023

Embodied carbon in the built environment is getting plenty of attention, particularly big ticket materials such as concrete, steel and aluminium. But buildings contain other elements too.

Building services – which include heating, ventilation and cooling and refrigeration, fire safety, …

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Why we need more support for all forms of embodied carbon measurement

Why we need more support for all forms of embodied carbon measurement

27 July 2023

It was the pioneer of modern business management Peter Drucker who first coined the phrase “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” When the words were first said they were gospel; in the context of decarbonising industry they …

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Digital Technologies for Driving Down Embodied Carbon

Digital Technologies for Driving Down Embodied Carbon

2 April 2023

Innovative digital technologies have a crucial role to play in the pathways toward decarbonisation in building and construction. Across the entire supply chain, from manufacturers to designers and builders, digital technologies are used to help reduce the carbon associated with …

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International Review of Policies and Programs for Low Emissions Building Materials

International Review of Policies and Programs for Low Emissions Building Materials

20 September 2022

Government policy to cut embodied carbon emissions is a relatively new field. This research has investigated the policy landscape, both internationally and here in Australia, to identify what has been implemented to date. It is clear that policy has a …

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Government and Industry working towards sustainable built environment through MECLA

Government and Industry working towards sustainable built environment through MECLA

16 May 2022

16 May 2022, Sydney – To celebrate MECLA’s one year birthday, high ranking government officials and industry CEOs came together to discuss their zero carbon commitments and pledges to drive down carbon emissions. The level of transformation and decarbonisation required …

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International Policy Review of Low Embodied Carbon Construction Materials

International Policy Review of Low Embodied Carbon Construction Materials

1 April 2022

1 April 2022, Sydney – On the 31st of March 2022 Climate-KIC Australia, WWF and Presync, as an extension of their roles with MECLA, held a workshop to present their research on the emerging policies in jurisdictions around the …

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MECLA Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

MECLA Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

14 March 2022

14 March 2022, Sydney – Cement manufacturing accounts for approximately 7% of global carbon emissions. To ensure a sustainable future the industry must make significant regulatory, technological, structural and behavioural changes across the entire concrete and cement value chain. To …

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