Can very low-carbon buildings be constructed cheaply enough to suit the pockets of private-sector commercial developers? Yes, says Professor John French.
Professor John French (Cambridge Innovation Parks Ltd Sustainabilty Director) was recently interviewed by thestructuralengineer.org about the cost of low-carbn buildings and is it possible to keep those costs low.
Professor French insists that it is possible to keep the costs low for low-carbon builds by using bio-based but it does come with it’s challenges. One of these challenges it to create a ‘sustainable timber supply chain’ as Professor French mentions in the article that using bio-based solutions is the future for sustainable builds. This mentioning of a ‘sustainable timber supply chain’ can also be linked back to Cambridge Innovation Parks ‘Timber Challenge‘ which was posted on UK Construction Week and the full article can be read here.
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