Environmentally responsible construction: Community wood recycling
In This Series
- Assessment of the durability and engineering properties of lesser-known hardwood timber species for use in marine and freshwater construction
- Avoiding landfill through effective wood waste disposal and a shift in product focus
- Bracing for non-domestic timber trussed rafter roofs
- Joinery - saving on timber waste disposal and heating cost
- Lightweight steel and timber composite solutions: Information and guidance for new product development
This research information sheet examines how businesses can adopt a more environmentally responsible approach to building.
This research information sheet features Integra (Brighton) Ltd as a case study for community wood recycling.
Integra was established in 1990 with a goal of servicing the construction needs of Sussex and the South East of England with a focus on environmental and social responsibility. In just five years after its inception, Integra diverted over 400 tonnes of wood waste from landfill for recycling and re-use.
- The achievement
- Working with local timber recyclers
- The wood waste problem
- Table 1: Integral wood waste disposal figures
- Table 2: Cheesmur building contractors wood waste disposal figures
TRADA Technology wood waste experts Miles Brown, Dr Andrew Pitman and Dr Vic Kearley provide a summary of the information contained in TRADA's recent Construction Briefings on wood as biomass.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012
Miles Brown analyses the number that show a more than tenfold increase in wood recycling since the mid 1990s.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2013
Biomass is a generic term for a wide range of organic materials including wood, which are used to generate electricity and/or heat. Waste wood is just one form of biomass for which there is rapidly growing interest in the UK.
The key difference between using biomass and fossil fuels...