World looking to Tasmanian Timber company for IP and innovation
Several countries were so impressed by Cusp at Expo 2020 Dubai that the innovative Tasmanian timber company has been invited to speak at international forums tasked with looking at the decarbonisation of building materials.
Cusp General Manager Michael Lee now sits on Growing Our Cities, a high-level, international group in Europe seeking sustainable building materials amidst rapid, global urbanisation.
Cities and metropolitan areas contribute about 60 per cent of global GDP, however they also account for about 70 per cent of global carbon emissions and over 60 per cent of resource use.
Cusp’s cross-laminated timber product, the first certified plantation hardwood CLT in the world, is one product poised to tackle decarbonisation.
It was featured as part of the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, and it commanded attention.
The Australian pavilion, which focused on sustainability, was voted in the top ten out of more than 200 pavilions across the enormous site. The expo wrapped up in March this year after COVID-19 stalled its rollout. More than 25 million people attended.