The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is seeking to transform Australia's approach to large-scale building construction, with a new $300 million program to encourage mass timber construction across the property sector. Why timber buildings? Timber medium and high-rise buildings are growing in popularity across the world, offering a lower carbon footprint, fast build time and physiological benefits for the end user. Innovations in engineered wood products have created new opportunities for mass timber construction in larger projects, with immediate and long-term environmental benefits. Eligible projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program will be looking at projects that use low carbon engineered wood products in large-scale construction, have secured appropriate materials source, accreditation and embodied carbon outcomes, are commercially sound, and comply with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation investment policies, guidelines and risk approach. In this special guest episode, I speak with Christina Wijerante who is a Senior Investment Associate at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation as we talk about the scheme and how you can submit your project for review. Please enjoy the conversation with Christina.
If you are in Australia and wish to contact Christina, her email is firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Ryan Rathborne at email@example.com
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
Sponsors of the Podcast:
Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.
International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC)
The International Association for Mass Timber Construction aims to promote and deliver value to its members and associated stakeholders through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy, thought-leadership, development for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors, provide education, training/teaching and research in establishing a global mass timber construction sector across the five contents of the world.