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Spotlight on regenerative materials

The MECLA Spotlight on regenerative materials features speakers from government and industry exploring how different existing materials can adapt, what emerging biophilic and regenerative materials are entering the market, and the role government can play in accelerating R&D and commercialisation.

Spotlight on Policy Levers to Drive Change

On 27 October MECLA hosted a Spotlight on Policy Levers to Drive Change. The event featured a range of government and industry speakers who discussed the opportunity for policy to drive embodied emission reductions, particularly in infrastructure, and the opportunity for low emission building materials in upcoming transition infrastructure.

Spotlight on helping Queensland decarbonise its construction supply chain

Government representatives and industry partners discuss delivering a Climate Positive Olympics in Brisbane in 2032, the powerful procurement opportunity Queensland has to drive innovative low carbon materials, and how they plan to achieve it. 

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Spotlight on Low Carbon Concrete

On 13 October MECLA hosted a Spotlight on Low Carbon Concrete, discussing low carbon concrete design and innovation and providing insights into past and present projects, as well as addressing research and innovation available to support the ongoing decarbonisation of the cement and concrete supply chain.  

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Spotlight on Embodied Carbon and the Finance Sector

Investors are increasingly looking beyond financial and economic value in assets to understand their ESG credentials, with carbon profiles and scope for decarbonisation as key considerations. This session explores the crucial role finance can play in the transition to a low embodied carbon construction sector by deploying capital.

Spotlight on Pre-Design and Design Strategies for Lowering Embodied Carbon

In this Spotlight learn about pre-design and design strategies for lowering embodied carbon. The event includes speakers from some of Australia’s leading architecture and design firms, a Director from TfNSW and a guest speaker from the UK.

Spotlight on Aluminium 2022

Out of the three primary materials that contribute to 70% of a building’s embodied carbon aluminium is the most emissions intensive per ton.

This event focuses on the aluminium and secondary alumium sector, and the challenges and opportunities in decarbonisation.

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Spotlight on Concrete and Cement

Cement manufacturing accounts for approximately 7% of global emissions.

This MECLA event brought together hundreds of industry experts to discuss the challenges in reducing carbon emissions in concrete and cement.

Spotlight on Steel

The iron and steel industry contribute approximately 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Learn how the industry can decarbonise including existing local and international initiatives such as ResponsibleSteel™, the Net Zero Steel Pathway Methodology Project and the worldsteel StepUp™ Program.

Spotlight on Aluminium

Aluminium is a critical material for the modern world. Momentum is growing to drive decarbonisation and recycling efforts in this sector.

This Spotlight event features a collection of industry perspectives from across the building and construction sector.

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Spotlight on Timber

In this Spotlight learn about the carbon footprint of Australian timber products.

Hear Caryn Streeter talk about designing with CLT and GLT, and Jeremy Mansfield OAM on maximising the benefits of commercial construction adoption of mass engineering timber.

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