This is what post-carbon design looks like now

By David Thorpe
The Fifth Estate Australia
November 9, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

ENGLAND — Typical of most countries, 40 per cent of the UK’s carbon emissions are derived from the construction industry – and 11 per cent of that comes from the manufacture of materials. If we’re serious about preventing ecological breakdown, we know we need to change the way we build and what we build with. …Enter Material Cultures, a non-profit organisation laying the foundations for a new, post carbon model of housing and architecture. And the Phoenix project – a 700-home sustainable development in Lewes, Sussex, England. It will be a negative carbon development constructed mainly from locally sourced, grown and made timber products. “This means working closely with engineers to understand how best to use structural timber – a material that is as strong as steel and concrete, but with a fraction of the embodied carbon. 

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