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Wood Encouragement Policy Coming To Australia

Wood Encouragement Policy Coming To Australia
Wood Encouragement Policy Coming To Australia, Cross Stitch House; Melbourne / FMD Architects. Image © Peter Bennetts
Cross Stitch House; Melbourne / FMD Architects. Image © Peter Bennetts

Latrobe City Council is pushing an initiative that would put “wood first.” If implemented, the “Wood Encouragement Policy” would educate architects and industry professionals about the structural and environmental benefits of wood in an effort to promote the local timber industry and use of sustainable building materials. Following the lead of the United States and New Zealand, both of which recently established “wood encouragement” policies, the council hopes that this will set a precedent that can be applied throughout the rest of Australia. 

You can read more about the policy here.

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Cite: Stephen Stanley. "Wood Encouragement Policy Coming To Australia" 22 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/499157/wood-encouragement-policy-coming-to-australia/> ISSN 0719-8884
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