Theme One
IMPROVING DATA ON TIMBER AND WHOLE LIFE CARBON

Timber In Contstruction > Whole Life Carbon

What’s happening

  • Government has set out its aims to reduce construction waste and increase the reuse of construction materials in the 2023 Waste Prevention Programme for England: Maximising Resources, Minimising Waste.
  • There are already industry standards for whole life carbon assessment methodology (BS EN 15978) and for producing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) (BS EN 15804).
  • The Future Homes Hub’s Embodied and Whole Life Carbon 2023 to 2025 plan for housebuilding is underway to reduce carbon emissions
  • The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Professional Statement for assessing whole life carbon in the built environment is being updated
  • The development of the Built Environment Carbon Database is underway.
quotes

I've seen buildings across Europe which use timber, meeting the sort of performance levels that we're looking for. I'm absolutely confident that timber is part of that journey. We just need to be doing more of it.

Lynne Sullivan Architect, LSA Studio

PROMOTING THE SAFE, SUSTAINABLE USE OF TIMBER AS A CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL

INCREASING SKILLS, CAPACITY, AND COMPETENCY ACROSS THE SUPPLY CHAIN