Environmental Audit Committee Call for Evidence: "Sustainability of the Built Environment"

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Ramage, M.H., Shah, D.U., Bukauskas, A., Koronaki, A., Colman, T., Gatóo, A., Wiegand, E., Gin, Y. and Debnath, R. (2021). Environmental Audit Committee Call for Evidence: "Sustainability of the Built Environment". Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.33774/coe-2021-bjtwz
AuthorsRamage, M.H., Shah, D.U., Bukauskas, A., Koronaki, A., Colman, T., Gatóo, A., Wiegand, E., Gin, Y. and Debnath, R.
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The Centre for Natural Material Innovation in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge is a cross-disciplinary centre, bringing together people and research in plant sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, fluid dynamics, engineering, and architecture. Through innovative research and experimentation, we aim to transform the way we build to achieve zero carbon emissions. Our work enables the substitution of artificial materials such as concrete and steel with nature-based materials such as timber and bamboo, and replacement of structural carbon fibre and glass fibre with hemp and flax-based biocomposites. We collaborate with other leading research institutions globally, including in the USA, China, Australia, Uruguay and others.

Keywordsnatural materials; decarbonisation; built environment; timber; climate change; public policy; bio composites
Year2021
PublisherCambridge University Press
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.33774/coe-2021-bjtwz
Web address (URL)https://www.cambridge.org/engage/coe/article-details/618add579960f3ca5fa61748
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