Saturday December 7, 2019

Build homes from timber to tackle climate change, experts say

Forest Industries Ireland wants half of all houses to be made from cross-laminated wood products

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

@aarrogan
1st December, 2019
Increasing the use of timber in building is part of the government’s action plan on climate change, but no specific objectives have been outlined as yet

Half the homes built in the next decade should be made from timber as part of Ireland’s efforts to tackle climate change, an industry group has said.

Ibec’s Forest Industries Ireland said building regulations need to be changed to recognise the benefits of using new timber products to reduce the use of steel and concrete. Its director Mark McAuley said cross-laminated timber (CLT) was not being used in enough projects.

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