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Embodied energy describes the energy consumed in providing materials for building construction. It includes the extraction and processing of raw materials, along with manufacturing, transport and product delivery processes. Embodied energy is usually sourced from fossil fuels and it can be a

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) was established in 2002 to assist the property industry in accelerating the focus on environmental design and sustainable development. The Green Star rating scheme was created to help facilitate a shift to greener building practices by promoting

Choosing timber in design and construction can help tackle climate change in several ways. One of the most important is that wood stores carbon.

It is increasingly common practice to recycle and reuse what would otherwise be timber residue into new products and applications. The versatility of timber is no better demonstrated than in the variety of second life products it makes its way into.

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is a method of measuring the environmental impacts of building products over their whole life. The aim of a life cycle analysis is to identify, quantify and assess the impact of the energy and materials used and wastes released to the environment throughout the life of

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