MICROARTICLE #Waste & Materials


By: Klub Kanal

MICROARTICLE Waste & Material
Wissensstadt Berlin 2021

Published on June 26, 2021

Building materials and especially cement account for a significant amount of CO2 emissions. However, the region of Berlin-Brandenburg is growing and tens of thousands of new apartments are needed. As Berlin sets its goal to become a carbon-free city by 2050, new ways of constructing homes are needed.

A possible future trajectory is the increased use of timber construction for new housing and re-densification projects. As a building material, wood can store CO2 throughout most of its life-span and timber construction is emitting only 10% CO2 of a conventional steel-concrete construction. Brandenburg provides enough wood from ecological forestry to meet the demand of all new housing units until 2030. As regionally available building material, increased timber construction can help to foster economic activity in the region. Therefore, new clusters of timber-specific knowledge and processing at strategic positions are set up in the region with close proximity to the forests but also with good access to (new) transportation modes. 




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[EN]   Berlin Brandenburg 2040 was initiated by the Habitat Unit in cooperation with Projekte International and provides an open stage and platform for multiple contributions of departments and students of the Technical University Berlin and beyond. The project is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation.

[DE]   Berlin Brandenburg 2040 wurde initiiert von der Habitat Unit in Kooperation mit Projekte International und bietet eine offene Plattform für Beiträge von Fachgebieten und Studierenden der Technischen Universität Berlin und darüberhinaus. Das Projekt wird von der Robert Bosch Stiftung gefördert.

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