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InFutuReWood: use and reuse of wood building components
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A promising use for secondary timber is in secondary engineered wood products (EWPs) like cross laminated secondary timber (CLST) or glue laminated secondary timber (GLST). These products offer enhanced structural performance, and also allow the combination of new timber and secondary timber to balance out potential uncertainty or lower mechanical...
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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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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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Whole-life embodied carbon in multistorey buildings: steel, concrete and timber structures
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According to this analysis, choosing engineered timber for structural frames in preference to concrete or steel is a straightforward way of reducing the whole life embodied carbon of the frame.
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TDUK calls for greater balance in RICS’ Whole Life Carbon Assessment consultation
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The consultation on the Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment, RICS Professional Standard, comes to a close on Tuesday 18 April. RICS has updated its standard to ensure it supports well-informed progress towards net-zero. Its key changes focus on providing a consistent output, to assist with benchmarking and...
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Send us your thoughts on the RICS’ new standard for carbon measurement
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) will be publishing a new edition of its Whole Life Carbon Assessment (WLCA) guidance. They are now seeking feedback on the current draft. What will the new WLCA guidance achieve? Created by RICS in consultation with internationally recognised construction-industry bodies, they anticipate the...
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