Sustainability

Excitement builds for Wood Awards following ‘live’ session
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Around 40 built environment professionals were treated to a special evening session with talks exploring three of the shortlisted entries to the Wood Awards, as momentum builds towards the Ceremony on 23 November. Each of the evening’s projects came from the commercial section of the Wood Awards and made use...
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Raise awareness of timber’s sustainability benefits
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More timber must be used in construction projects to help create a net-zero carbon construction supply chain, says a recent report from the Environmental Audit Committee. TDUK’s David Hopkins explains how timber merchants and the wider supply chain can unite to make this goal a reality. A new report from...
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The Current and Prospective Packaging Waste Regulations
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The current packaging waste regulations, under the principle of shared producer responsibility, is a complex system with which members of Timber Development UK interact at multiple junctures. This document has outlined the ways in which the current regulations legally and financially affect Timber Development UK members, namely in their packaging...
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Timber Development UK signs Anti-Greenwash Charter
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has signed up to The Anti-Greenwash Charter as the next step in its sustainability journey. The Charter is sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), and requires organisations to make a public declaration to uphold good standards of marketing practice, adopt a Green Claims...
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Assessing the Carbon-Related Impacts and Benefits of Timber in Construction
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This paper explains how to account for carbon in timber buildings and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) by rigorously applying the latest European Standards and the RICS Professional Statement on Whole Life Carbon Assessment in the built environment.
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Wood – Building the Bioeconomy
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Wood - A vital resource for the planet
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Global Forests Need Global Governance
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Tropical forests are in danger as never before. For the first time in human history, global forest cover has fallen below four billion hectares (Mongabay, 2019), and around 12% of global greenhouse emissions from human activity now result from tropical forest deforestation and degradation (World Bank, 2021).
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Growing Our Low-Carbon Future – Time For Timber
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This policy paper, prepared for COP26, sets out the case for how we can make greater use of wood to transform our built environment, which currently is responsible for approximately 40% of global energy related CO2 emissions.
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