Climate Change Advisory Council call for increase in use of timber in construction of new builds

By George Lee
RTÉ.ie – Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland
May 29, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

It is critically important the Government takes immediate action to increase the use of timber instead of concrete in the construction of new buildings and promotes sustainable building methods, according to a new report. The Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) is also calling for the establishment of a high-level cross departmental task force to develop and expand all aspects of the timber industry as a substitute for carbon intensive concrete production. The report is an examination of how the industry and waste sectors are living up to their climate responsibilities and what they must do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. …Rapidly increasing the use of timber in all new buildings in Ireland and implementing modern methods of construction is key. …Modern methods of construction encourage products such as cross-laminated timber and timber frame that can replace concrete and steel in many applications …due to their strength and versatility.

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