What is a Whole Life Carbon Assessment?

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What is a Whole Life Carbon Assessment?
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Do you understand Whole Life Carbon Assessments? This article, adapted from one of our new Timber Knowledge Sheets, introduces the basics of  WLCAs Incorporating low embodied carbon materials, such as timber, into a building’s design can make a significant contribution to the reduction of embodied carbon in the built environment....
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TDUK Supports Broader Market Recognition Coalition (BMRC)
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) is proud to support the Broader Market Recognition Coalition (BMRC), an initiative aimed at promoting sustainable forestry systems in tropical timber-producing countries and enhancing their access to international markets. The BMRC, which includes six founder members - Indonesia, Cameroon, Ghana, Liberia, the Republic of Congo, and...
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The BEIS Net Zero Review
Painting a Picture of the future for Timber
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With low-carbon construction now a global issue, policy makers around the world are looking to encourage more timber construction. TDUK looks at how the UK is shaping up, and what needs to be done to affect real change. Timber bodies across the UK have been hard at work promoting the...
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New technology makes it possible to recycle MDF fibres
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MDF profile manufacturer W.Howard Group has agreed a multi-year licence deal that will bring a unique MDF recycling technology to the timber industry. For many years W.Howard has been working closely with MDF Recovery and investing in the development of this technology, which recovers fibre from waste MDF. Research suggests...
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Timber shows its resilience at Hampton Court Palace
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DHH Panel Products took great pride in supporting the RHS Resilient Garden at this year's Royal Hampton Court Palace Garden Show. A selection of hardwood and marine plywoods were used, including Eucalyptus Plywood and Okoume Marine Plywood. The Okoume was chosen for its moisture-resistant properties, which is particularly suitable for...
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Measuring Carbon - Illustration
Calculating the performance of your building project
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If the built environment is to achieve its net zero carbon goals, it is essential we calculate performance in the same rigorous way across all building projects. We want the industry to be able to make meaningful comparisons and be able to learn from each other. To make this happen,...
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Top level and roof of timber house, under construction, with scaffolding. Light brown wood against green hills and pale blue sky.
Wood waste recycling regulations have changed
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The Environment Agency (EA) has confirmed the withdrawal of the Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) 250, which allowed 'potentially hazardous' waste wood and 'non-hazardous' waste wood to be received at Waste Transfer Stations, before being processed and sent mixed for recovery. This means, from 1 September 2023, 'potentially hazardous' waste wood...
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The Crown Estate launches demonstration projects to trial net zero carbon homes
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The Crown Estate is launching two pilot housing projects to test different approaches to building net zero homes. The projects have been identified to explore the opportunities and challenges of delivering industry-leading net zero housing developments. Both will draw on best practice in sustainable design and construction and encourage innovation...
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Thousands of trees to be planted to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III
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Thousands of trees are set to be planted to mark the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, with a new government fund celebrating His Majesty’s passion for the environment. The £2.5 million fund will enable local authorities to create green spaces and connect communities with nature as a permanent...
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Building a circular economy with timber
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How do we evaluate the true cost of waste? And if we look beyond steel and bricks, can building materials such as timber help create a truly circular economy? A panel discussion at the recent Footprint+ exhibition, featuring TDUK Sustainability Director Charlie Law, investigated. Recycling and the circular economy was...
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