Timber industry hosts net zero event in Scottish Parliament

Timber industry hosts net zero event in Scottish Parliament
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The timber industry has gathered together at Holyrood to host a reception about driving net zero awareness and timber’s benefits to the Scottish economy. The Scottish Timber Trade Association (STTA), Timber Development UK, Confor and the Structural Timber Association (STA), invited more than 40 businesses in the timber industry supply...
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Kevin McCloud speaking at Architects Declare's launch of the Building Blocks manifesto
The Building Blocks manifesto – turning climate catastrophe into climate opportunity
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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has said he expects to go to the polls "in the second half" of 2024: this will be an election year for the UK. The Building Blocks manifesto should be required reading for all political parties. A self-described “call to action for the next UK government”,...
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The government should seize net zero opportunities, not shy away from them
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TDUK is disappointed to see the government roll back on its hugely important net zero commitments. This week, Rishi Sunak announced a major retreat on some of the government’s biggest green commitments, including a delay on the ban on petrol and diesel cars from 2030 to 2035 as well as...
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From blueprint to greenprint: the government’s roadmap to timber construction
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While Parliament was in recess this summer, the Confederation of Timber Industries were hard at work on the Timber in Construction Roadmap - due to be published in November. The government’s long promised Timber in Construction Policy Roadmap will support the expansion of low-carbon timber construction in the UK, following...
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net zero
Quick wins on the road to net zero
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Following the release of the Timber Industry Net Zero Roadmap, we take a look at some of the initiatives timber suppliers are already putting in place to lower their carbon emissions. The Timber Industry Net Zero Roadmap was created to establish a clear route for the timber industry to achieve...
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electric timber trucks
James Jones to trial electric timber trucks
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TDUK member James Jones & Sons is playing its part in lowering the industry's carbon emissions with a new trial of electric timber trucks. The company is partnering with Volvo, along with Scotlog Haulage, in a three-year trial of electric timber trucks, funded by Scottish Forestry. Scottish Forestry has awarded £452,000...
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Architype timber
A practice that puts sustainability at the heart of everything
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Designing buildings that work for people and planet - that is Architype's ethos. This pioneering architecture practice - and TDUK member - has always championed sustainability. From its early days of self-build houses in the 1990s to its major Passivhaus projects today, Architype has thought long and hard about the...
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Timber industry roadmap to net zero carbon
Net zero roadmap offers timber businesses carbon and cost savings
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A new timber industry net zero roadmap aims to accelerate the productivity, sustainability, and innovation of the sector to better meet the needs of a low-carbon world. Commissioned by Timber Development UK (TDUK) in collaboration with eleven UK timber trade associations*, the Timber Industry Net Zero Roadmap was developed following...
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Greater than the sum of our parts | Net zero carbon roadmap
Greater than the sum of our parts | Net zero carbon roadmap
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When you want to create a net zero carbon supply chain, sustainable timber has a lot of advantages. It is inherently a low-carbon commodity, and a carbon capture and storage solution. Now with the merger of the Timber Trade Federation and TRADA to create Timber Development UK, we have an...
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