2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products

Embodied Carbon
2024 Embodied Carbon Data for Timber Products
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Although timber is classed as a low embodied carbon construction material, different timber products will have different embodied carbon values depending on the energy inputs during processing and transportation.
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Designing Timber 5
Designing Timber | Issue 05
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Fifth edition of Designing Timber, a magazine from Timber Development UK (TDUK) dedicated to architects, designers and anyone working with timber.
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cover of Lightweight Timber Frame Construction, a Knowledge Sheet from TDUK
Lightweight Timber Frame Construction
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As a renewable resource, lightweight timber frame has lower embodied energy than comparable building materials. It also achieves excellent thermal and acoustic performance, and high durability.
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Offsite Timber Construction
Modern Methods and Offsite Timber Construction
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Modern methods of construction focus on offsite construction techniques, including factory production and pre-assembly of components, to build faster and more efficiently than traditional construction approaches.
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Timber Construction in Flood Prone Sites
Timber Construction in Flood Prone Sites
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Timber construction must be adapted for maximum resilience in areas where flooding is likely.
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Using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
Using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)
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Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are prefabricated, high performance, lightweight building panels. They achieve roof and wall U-value targets, provide good levels of airtightness, and can be custom designed for each application.
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Carbon Cycle and Storage
Carbon Cycle and Storage
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The carbon cycle is essential for life on Earth: through processes like photosynthesis, respiration, and fossilisation, carbon is stored in organic matter, fossils, and the atmosphere.
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Timber Circular Design: Waste Wood
Timber Circular Design: Waste Wood
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Wood is a valuable resource that can be reused and recycled. Products made from waste wood include particle board, animal bedding, and horticultural mulch. However, at present most waste wood is burned as biomass for energy recovery.
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Life Cycle Costing
Life Cycle Costing
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Life Cycle Costing (LCC) is a cost analysis method that calculates the total cost of a product over its entire life, including acquisition, operation, maintenance, and disposal. The goal of the analysis is to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the product, providing businesses with a more complete understanding of a product’s...
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Sustainable Timber Use
Sustainable Timber Use
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The need to preserve natural resources for future generations has led to increasing interest in the use of timber as a building material. Timber is sustainable due to its inherent properties and characteristics, including its ability to absorb and store carbon for extended periods of time.
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