Time to push go on Building for Climate Change programme

Time to push go on Building for Climate Change programme
Wood is the lowest carbon emitter of them all. (Image: Stephen Parker)
Marty Verry
Some building materials are massive emitters of carbon dioxide. This "embodied carbon" as it is known, causes up to 10% of New Zealand’s CO2 emissions. Fortunately, it is also the easiest and cheapest to reduce and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has a plan ready to do just that.The worst construction offenders are steel and cement, which are estimated to be responsible for up to 8% of world emissions, each. Their emissions are caused by the mining, extraction and transport of their inpu...

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