Depending on the source, Australian timber can either be near carbon-neutral (i.e. as good as it gets for a building material) or it can be pushing the existential crises of catastrophic climate change and biodiversity loss even further along the path of no return. The issue of sustainable timber for use in the Building industry is a thorny one and a discussion about it is difficult and nuanced but it must be had.

The Architectural community like every other industry is flooded with green washing and misinformation making it very hard to see the wood for the trees and to find /specify genuinely sustainable timber or alternatives. This forum will look at the relationship between the beautiful Australian timbers we want to clad our houses with and the equally beautiful forests where they may have grown, drilling into the conflict between timber use and timber sources.

Cant see trees for wood
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Thu 23 / Feb 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Australian Institute of Architects
Level 2, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia



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