Australia's cold weather death rate...and building quality
Australia's death rate due to cold weather almost double that of Sweden, due to poor building quality. '...recent studies that have linked temperature, building quality and mortality rates, with surprising results for Australians in our comparatively milder climates.' >
The new 'Stone Age'
The use of Stone for modern building construction can result in a major (claimed up to 80%) reduction in the 'carbon footprint', compared with concrete. 'Rock of Ages' article in Architecture Today magazine (with several photos) describing a recent (modern design) building constructed in London using stone. >>
Toward a Sustainable Cement Industry
This Report identifys the global impact that the cement industry has on resource use, climate change and communities, plus the report also provides recommendations and guidance on possible future actions.from: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva
Timber and Concrete Environmental Comparison Study
A Study Comparing the Global Warming Potential of Timber and Reinforced Concrete Construction in Office and Apartment BuildingsForest & Wood Products Australia, Melbourne (fwpa.com.au)