Benefits of timber

30
Nov

Timber and Carbon Storage

Did you know that timber plays a significant role in carbon storage? Therefore, by choosing timber in design and construction projects this can help in tackling climate change in several ways. How does the storage process work? As the growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere they store it as carbon in places such as their leaves, wood and other

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5
Aug

Life cycle analysis of timber

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is a method of measuring the environmental impacts of building products over their whole life. The aim of a life cycle analysis is to identify, quantify and assess the impact of the energy and materials used and wastes released to the environment throughout the life of a building product. There are many life cycle analysis methodologies

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10
Jun

Timber construction benefits

Timber framing is the most common form of construction in many countries around the world and is rapidly gaining popularity in South Africa. This is due to it being lightweight and strong, very durable, suited to all climatic conditions, environmentally friendly and thermally efficient. More and more architects and designers are turning to timber construction and this is evidenced by

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31
May

The acoustic performance of timber

Timber performs strongly in the acoustic arena, whether the objective is to enhance or reduce sound. Its network of small interlocking wood cells converts sound energy into heat energy by frictional resistance within these cells and by vibrations within their sub-structure. Because of this internal friction, wood has a stronger sound dampening capacity than most structural materials. While a concrete

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22
Mar

Embodied energy of timber

Embodied energy refers to the energy consumed in providing materials for building construction. It includes the extraction and processing of raw materials, along with manufacturing, transport and product delivery processes. The embodied energy of a building can be lowered by using locally available, natural materials that are both durable and recyclable, with a design that incorporates components that are easy to

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10
Mar

Timber construction and the environment

Choosing timber frame building shows that you care about the environment and the planet. Here are the many reasons why:   Timber buildings are carbon sinks Trees absorb and store carbon dioxide while they grow. The carbon dioxide is stored in the sawn timber for the lifespan of the building.   Timber buildings require much lower processing energy Carbon dioxide

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31
Oct

Timber and carbon storage

Choosing timber in design and construction can help tackle climate change in several ways. One of the most important is wood’s capacity for carbon storage. Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, emit oxygen and store carbon. Carbon remains locked in the wood for the life of the piece of timber until it rots, decays or is burnt. Australia’s

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31
May

Life cycle analysis of timber

Life cycle analysis (LCA) is a method of measuring the environmental impacts of building products over their whole life. The aim of a life cycle analysis is to identify, quantify and assess the impact of the energy and materials used and waste released to the environment throughout the life of a building product. There are many life cycle analysis methodologies

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