Perth, Western Australia, November 14, 2018 — The Perth Building Authority (PBWA) has announced a carbon-free solution to replace all the aluminium used in the city’s main streets.
The plan is to create a building of “high quality” by combining carbon-containing materials from Perth’s landfill with the “truly green” aluminium used by the city.
The city of Perth is building the world’s largest carbon-capture system to create carbon-negative buildings and replace the city and the surrounding area’s aluminium buildings, including the CBD and the iconic Perth Arena.
“We have to start from scratch.
We have to use the best materials,” Mayor Paul Littlejohn told ABC Radio Perth.
“It’s going to be a big, huge investment.”
He said the decision was a “huge win for all our residents and for the whole of the world”.
“We need to be looking at what we’re doing to the environment and how we can improve the way we live and work,” he said.
“I think it’s great to see the PBWA and others looking at building solutions that are sustainable and environmentally friendly.”
This is not a new project, we have been looking at carbon-based solutions for a long time.
“The PBWA has committed to purchasing 100 tonnes of aluminium, from the Australian aluminium company, Cadence.
The building is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, with construction to start by 2020.
The aluminium is to be made from a variety of different materials, including carbon-absorbing plastics, carbon-rich soil, carbonate, clay, glass and glass-like glass.
Mr Littlejohn said it was a win for Perth and its people.”
If you look at the carbon footprint, it’s enormous.
The biggest source of CO2 is our buildings,” he told the ABC.”
Our aluminium is about 30 per cent carbon neutral.
So we’re building the largest carbon neutral building in the world.””
Our buildings are carbon neutral because they’re not using any aluminium.
“Mr Littlejehns plan is part of the city government’s carbon-positive city plan, which aims to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide by 30 per per cent by 2050, by reducing transport, waste, and waste disposal.”
The PBBA has a plan to reduce CO2 emissions by 30 to 40 per cent,” Mr Littlejohn explained.”
There’s a plan, we’ve got a plan.
The PBBA is going to make a contribution to that.
“Mr Smalljohn said the plan was “absolutely vital” to the city, adding that the plan “has got to be backed by all of the residents of the whole city”.”
This plan will ensure that the building is as green as possible, because it’s going into the ground and it’s not going to come back to the PBBA,” he explained.
The PBSA has announced plans to invest $30 million in the carbon-reduction project over the next three years, with the aim of creating “a world-class building system”.”
The first phase of the project is to purchase the carbon neutral, carbon negative building material from Cadence, and the second phase is to convert that material to carbon-producing materials,” Mr Smalljohn told the media.”
In 2019 we are going to start building the Perth building.
“The first phases of the Perth Building Replacement Project will involve buying a “totally carbon-zero” building material.
It will be sourced from Cadences waste-to-energy facility in New South Wales.”
It’s a highly environmentally sustainable material,” Mr Short told the Australian.”
That’s the biggest challenge, is it’s also one of the biggest challenges for us.
“The Perth Building Department is investing $3.6 million in carbon-cutting technology.
It has invested $10 million in green roofs, solar panels, and other green infrastructure, including $3 million in a solar energy pilot scheme.
Mr Short said the building department had developed a “carbon-neutral” building system to support the city for the next 20 years.”
You don’t need to change anything to have a successful building system in Perth,” he added.”
But what we’ve done is a big project that’s very well supported.””
It is not something we’ve been doing in Perth for decades.
We’ve been investing in a very green, carbon neutral way for decades.
“Mr Short believes the project will “provide an opportunity for our residents, who are not used to living in a building with carbon-intensive materials, to be more comfortable living in Perth”.”
It can really improve the quality of life for them,” he stressed.”
As we move into the 21st century, we can see that we can use more and more sustainable materials.
“Mr Young said Perth was a city that had “the best building material in the whole world” and it was “the only building system that has a high level