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Timber Policy
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Countries across the world are embracing timber construction - and encouraging it in their national and regional policies. What can the UK learn from them? Read the inspiring case studies in this document to find out.
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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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Timber and Embodied Carbon
Timber and Embodied Carbon
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Utilising sustainably sourced timber can help to reduce the embodied carbon emissions in buildings while also storing CO2e out of the atmosphere.
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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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Net Zero Roadmap
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The Net-Zero Roadmap project wants to establish a clear route to net-zero by 2050 for the industry. The roadmap highlights the key areas where the timber industry can make a difference.
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Life-cycle costing
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Understand the importance of life-cycle costing and how it can benefit a construction in the long run and how to calculate those life-cycle costs.
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Recovering and minimising waste wood
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Understand how waste wood can be recycled and provide different applications that are not only economical but environmental.
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Life cycle assessment
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Understand the enviromental impact that certain activities have and how it affects the product and the process.
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Wood – Building the Bioeconomy
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Wood - A vital resource for the planet
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Low-carbon future
Growing Our Low-Carbon Future – Time For Timber
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This policy paper, prepared for COP26, sets out the case for how we can make greater use of wood to transform our built environment, which currently is responsible for approximately 40% of global energy related CO2 emissions.
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