Sustainability

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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Cpr for chinese plywood
Learn the Essential of Construction Products Regulation
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This guidance aims to support plywood importers in the UK/EU and manufacturers in China with tools and examples to understand, implement and demonstrate compliance in line with the Construction Product Regulation (CPR).
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How should you assess timber when measuring embodied carbon?
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As embodied carbon returns to the political agenda, TDUK offers advice on how architects and engineers can accurately assess the embodied carbon associated with timber buildings and building products. The Embodied Carbon Bill, re-introduced to Parliament in June, aims to make it mandatory to report the whole-life carbon emissions of...
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timber forest
The road to net zero is paved with timber, explains TDUK’s Sustainability Director
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When you want to create a net zero carbon supply chain, sustainable timber has a lot of advantages.
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Biogenic materials for housing
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This research summary examines various approaches to the assessment of environmental credentials of renewable building materials. The summary also highlights the numerous barriers to be overcome and poses recommendations on how to improve the use of biogenic materials in the UK in order to help the country's construction industry meet...
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The role of wood waste as a source of biomass fuel in the UK
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This research summary examines the key issues associated with biomass as well as the role biomass could play in helping the Government meet their proposed greenhouse gas emission targets as laid out in the 2008 Climate Change Act.
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treated timber
Treated timber
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Read on some of the key considerations to be made when deciding between specifying naturally durable or treated timber.
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Sourcing sustainable timber
Sourcing sustainable timber
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Read on the various different certification schemes that are available, the legal obligations to adhere to Chain of Custody certification and also the three different certification categories - illegal, legal and sustainable timber.
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Timber species
Timber species
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Understand the differences between species of timber, how they are classify and main differences in the softwood and hardwood groups.
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timber in strength and spans
Timber strength and spans
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Understand the importance of timber grading, how it is done and how the supplier's stamp should look like.
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