The Eden project - a waste neutral strategy in construction and operation
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
- Cross-laminated timber: an introduction
- Environmentally responsible construction: Community wood recycling
This research information sheet examines ways in which businesses can adopt a more sustainable attitude to construction.
Using the Eden Project - which aimed to recycle 55% of its construction waste - as a case study, this information sheet highlights some of the ways in which construction can reduce landfill waste.
- The achievement
- The wood waste problem
- The waste neutral strategy
- A central waste collection and recycling centre
- Implementing the waste neutral strategy
Many industries, rather than simply responding to increasingly stringent regulation, are now actively seeking to develop more environmentally benign products and processes. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is one of the best known tools for assessing the environmental impact of activities.
Life Cycle Assessment is a process of compilation...
Life-cycle costing is a decision-making technique which takes into account both initial and future costs. For buildings and structures this usually means considering not just capital costs but relevant costs in use (operational costs) such as maintenance, component replacement, utilities, managing the asset for a given period, and end-of-life costs....
Christopher Mettem, Chairman of the Glued Laminated Timber Association, and Dr Hugh Mansfield-Williams, TRADA Technology Principal consultant, take a fresh view of sustainability and the market opportunities for this flexible product.
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012