Ten Reasons Why Your Council Should Adopt a WEP

Ten Reasons Why Your Council Should Adopt a WEP

Saturday, 3rd Dec 2016

A WEP generally requires responsibly sourced wood to be considered, where feasible, as the primary construction material in all new-build and refurbishment projects. As such is it not intended to be a draconian, all encompassing dictum, but rather seeks to ensure that wood is at least considered as the primary structural component in these buildings. 

There are now two regional and seven local councils that have adopted a WEP in Australia, and Rotorua Lakes Council has done some ground-breaking work in New Zealand. The adoption of similar policies around the world is growing steadily, including Canada, Japan, France, Finland, Netherlands and the UK, who are all encouraging the use of natural, timber-based products in construction.

Talk to your local coincil today, or contact contact David Rowlinson, Planet Ark's Make It Wood Campaign Manager, at david@planetark.org or 0400 474 412

 

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Did you know?

Australia’s native forests, timber plantations and wood products are net absorbers of greenhouse gases, sequestering 56.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2005, reducing Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 10%.