Strategies and resources for material selection

This note follows on from the note: The environmental impact of building materials. It outlines Australian and international responses to materials sustainability, reviews what a sustainable material is, and the role of design. It reviews recent research quantifying benefits from specific materials strategies, major materials impact
areas in buildings, and looks at practical ways forwards, both for strategies and resources.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. International approaches to fostering sustainable materials
  3. Australian trends and responses
  4. Towards sustainability
  5. Conclusion