Carbon Emissions

Embodied carbon emissions in the construction sector account for over 23% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Australia. Did you know that the production and processing of timber uses much less energy than other, more carbon intensive structural materials such as steel and concrete?

The rise of timber buildings... and the fall of greenhouse gas emissions!

Explore the environmental impact of using timber elements rather than reinforced concrete in mid-rise apartments leading up to the year 2030.
Use the checkboxes to replace reinforced concrete elements with timber in a mid-rise building, and see what the estimated impact on the environment is in million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (Mt CO2-e).