The government should seize net zero opportunities, not shy away from them

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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