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The world’s tallest building made out of wood is being proposed for Vancouver, Canada. The wood products used in the 35 storey structure would store an estimated 3,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
The Baobab project, as it is called is a collection of wood structures that would offer greater environmental responsibility and a lower carbon footprint than other alternatives.
When harvested responsibly, wood is the only carbon-neutral building material that can reduce greenhouse gas and sequester carbon in buildings.
The Vancouver building will combine a mix of housing types, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub and amenities.
The architects say the proposed design explores ways in which the next generation can live in small urban spaces without losing their sense of community.
Circular economy programme needs greater long-term support says report
A new report has called on European Union institutions to promote resource efficiency beyond the completion of the Circular Economy Package. By learning from best practice scenarios, some €324bn could be added to the EU’s economy…
CCC funded research develops open source tool to promote low carbon construction supply chains
The CCC has funded an innovative project, CCIT, to enable construction contractors to manage their supply chains so as to minimise carbon use. The CITT project has brought together Costain, Skanska and the University of Edinburgh Business…
How the new PAS2080 standard is promoting low carbon construction
The London Seminar on 14 November on “Implementing PAS2080: Supply Chain Collaboration to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Cost of major Infrastructure Projects’ brought together leading experts and the supply chains of major infrastructure clients and contractors to…
EEA: industry across Europe responsible for over half of key pollutants in air
Industry across Europe is responsible for more than half of all carbon dioxide, particulate matter and other key pollutants emitted into the air, according to updated industrial pollution country profiles published today by the European Environment…