Low carbon: how does timber fit the bill
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TRADA Technology research officer Miles Brown argues that timber can play a significant role in helping the construction industry reach its energy target.
The UK Government has ambitious plans to transform the energy efficiency of construction, acknowledging the oft-quoted words of Norway's Gro Harlem Brundtland, that "sustainable development is that which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs".
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2011
It has been estimated that an annual 4% increase to 2010 in Europe's wood consumption would sequester an additional 150million tonnes of CO2 per year and that the market value of this environmental service would be about â‚¬1.8 billion per year.
Statistics such as these create very compelling environmental and...
Ever since the Government requested the advice of an Independent Panel on Forestry, British-grown timbers have been a hot topic in the industry, yet many people remain unaware of just how much of their timber is sourced from British forests.
With one-third of the total sawn timber and almost two-thirds of...
Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are prefabricated, high performance, lightweight building panels that can be used in walls and roofs for residential and commercial buildings. A SIP consists of two high density facings, typically orientated strand board (OSB), which are bonded on both sides of a low density, cellular foam core....