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Wood good for dense housing, emission cuts

Mar 8, 2017 - Australian Financial Review

Timber construction is the only way cities can build enough housing for their growing populations and keep within agreed climate change emissions reductions, says leading British architect Andrew Waugh.

London has a housing target of 50,000 new dwellings a year and to build those conventionally, with an average emissions footprint of 20 tonnes of CO2 per dwelling, would see the British capital produce an extra one million tonnes of CO2 annually, said Mr Waugh, designer of the world's large

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