Tag: CO2


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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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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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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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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