Biogenic materials for housing

Biogenic materials for housing
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This research summary examines various approaches to the assessment of environmental credentials of renewable building materials. The summary also highlights the numerous barriers to be overcome and poses recommendations on how to improve the use of biogenic materials in the UK in order to help the country's construction industry meet...
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The role of wood waste as a source of biomass fuel in the UK
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This research summary examines the key issues associated with biomass as well as the role biomass could play in helping the Government meet their proposed greenhouse gas emission targets as laid out in the 2008 Climate Change Act.
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Sourcing sustainable timber
Sourcing sustainable timber
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Read on the various different certification schemes that are available, the legal obligations to adhere to Chain of Custody certification and also the three different certification categories - illegal, legal and sustainable timber.
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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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Sustainable timber sourcing
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Acknowledge the importance of sustainable timber sourcing and which certifications can open up markets for merchants and those involved in the industry.
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Module: Environmental aspects of wood Unit: Timber as a renewable material
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Learn the environmental benefits of timber and the process of deforestation and replanting.
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Module: Environmental aspects of wood Unit: Sustainable sourcing
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Learn about sustainable management of forests, temperate forests and hardwoods, and tropical hardwoods.
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Module: Environmental aspects of wood Unit: Low carbon and timber buildings
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Read on the importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions through sustainable timber production, the association it has with buildings and carbon sequestration.
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Module: Environmental aspects of wood Unit: Introduction to decarbonisation
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An introduction to decarbonisation and the emission targets the UK has set.
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Module: Environmental aspects of wood Unit: Treatments and adhesives
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Learn basics about treatments and adhesives of timber from tree to finished component and the preservation techniques used nowadays.
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