New ‘green’ methods to support forest and wood products advocacy in the built environment

This project will examine how the forest-to-built environment value chain can be better integrated with initiatives such as carbon offsets, climate-risk and nature-risk mitigation activities, or nature-based solutions initiatives.

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Timber 2032 Forum – Utilising timber in construction to lower emissions and reduce embodied carbon


  • Support the analysis of carbon offset methodology development options to achieve carbon savings by using wood products in the built environment (ongoing with Indufor).
  • Piloting and evaluation of various ‘dynamic environmental impact measures’ to estimate embodied carbon in the forest-to-built environment value chain.
  • Review of opportunities to develop new standards for the application of preferred dynamic environmental impact measures.
  • Integrating dynamic impact measures with forest-to-built environment project specific narratives, to enable rigorous and transparent communication of the relative environmental merits of timber versus various other building materials at the building project level.

Project Leader/s

Paul Dargusch

Research Hub Deputy Director; Node Leader - Towards a Low-Carbon & Circular Economy

Monash University

Joe Gattas

Theme Leader - Innovative Solutions; Node Leader - Manufacturing Innovation & Value-Chain Innovation

The University of Queensland

Project Investigators

Fabiano Ximenes

Theme Leader - Transformative Benefits; Partner Investigator

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Robert Crawford

Project Leader; Chief Investigator

University of Melbourne

Lead Project Partner Organisation

Project Partners