WPMA leading the way to zero carbon construction
To meet New Zealand’s commitment for the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Act, we need to cut greenhouse gas emissions limiting global temperature rise to no more than 1.5oC above pre industrial levels. To be able to achieve this we need to be able to cut our carbon foot print per building by 7 times (e.g. down to 39 tonnes CO2 eq per detached house as per BRANZ and Massey University research).
The WPMA is actively educating designers, specifiers and the wider built community about the carbon sequestering benefits of timber construction with its new range of NZ Wood Design Guides (including two on Sustainability) and timber manufacturers’ Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).
Constructing in timber is a sustainable and economic way to contribute towards New Zealand’s Climate Change Response Act and is clearly one where there is a win/win/win for our manufacturers, construction companies and environment.
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