Sustainability

Teaching the future of timber
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With the next Timber TED 1 course starting on 18 September, TDUK is looking at how the courses help to upskill the next generation of built environment professionals in the use of timber, meets some of the people involved in teaching the course, and hears from former students. The Timber...
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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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A Passivhaus haven of timber tranquility
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A timber-framed Passivhaus in Warwickshire, Larch Corner boasts some truly impressive credentials. Mark Siddall, of architecture practice LEAP, took on a challenging project and delivered an extraordinarily efficient building. It is 195 times more airtight than 2023 UK building regulations require. It is also a haven of timber-based tranquillity –...
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Research agenda sets out to define the ambitions of the European forest industry
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Swedish researchers and key players from the forest-based sector have drawn up a joint research agenda that sets out the investments needed to support sustainable societal development, according to Swedish Forest Industries. Two priority areas for this agenda are the need for forestry management practices that protect biodiversity and steps...
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Is mass timber the future of the workplace?
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The use of mass timber in the commercial sector has seen a recent flourishing in the UK, with increasing interest from investors. Here, some of the frontrunners in the industry explain why. Occupiers want healthy and sustainable workspaces Alex Dunn, research manager at Cromwell Property Group, has undertaken extensive research...
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timber construction Barriers and Solutions
Timber Construction: Barriers and Solutions
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This is a report for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries, June 2023
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Timber Typologies – Understanding Options for Timber Construction
If timber is to realise its potential, we must know what we mean when we say timber.
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Watch our webinar series on inspiring timber projects from across the UK
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Timber Development UK presented a series of six hour-long talks exploring inspiring timber buildings and products selected from the winners and shortlist from the Wood Awards 2022. Here is a round up of all the talks in the designTimber series, which you can catch up on below. Leading architects, engineers,...
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Wood Awards 2023 Launches Call for Entries
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The call for entries for the Wood Awards 2023 is now live! Enter your wood-centric building, furniture or product before 23 June 2023 and have your work recognised as the best in the UK.  Architects, engineers, installers, furniture makers, product designers - or anyone else with an exceptional timber project...
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Carbon Calculator
Carbon Calculator
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This carbon calculator has been tailored to the timber industry, use this to record energy use, and calculate their carbon emissions.
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