Environmentally responsible construction: Community wood recycling

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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.

Contents:

  • The achievement
  • Background
  • 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

Suggested Reading

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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

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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

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The role of wood waste as a source of biomass fuel in the UKnavigation-arrow

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...

01/01/2012 |  Research Summarie