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Timber and Carbon – Webinar for Specifiers

Timber has increasing appeal for architects, designers and those who specify materials for construction projects. Following on from our popular Responsible Timber Sourcing and Timber and the Circular Economy CPDs, specifiers can now learn why responsible timber procurement is important as a starting point for whole life carbon assessments, through our fully accredited, one-hour Timber and Carbon CPD course.

The CPD can be delivered via Zoom or MS Teams as an hour-long webinar on request, but we ask for a minimum of 12 participants. For smaller practices, please drop us a line and we will let you know the date of our next open session – info@pefc.co.uk

Why You Need to Know about
Timber and Carbon

Timber is the ultimate low carbon material.  However, if we are to meet our net zero carbon commitments, it will be required in ever increasing quantities to build the low carbon structures of the future. To ensure a project’s carbon targets are met, both embodied and operational carbon must be measured to produce a whole life carbon assessment. There are approved standards that need to be followed when assessing the whole life carbon impact of an asset, and particular rules within these standards to be followed where timber elements are included.

In order to meet growing demands for timber in construction, we also need to make the very best use of this valuable resource by following circular economy design principles.

By attending this webinar, you will learn the key principles of assessing timber within a whole life carbon assessment and the circular economy design principles that can be used.

Credit image: Sustainable Construction Solutions/ASBP/Wood Knowledge Wales

What you will learn from this CPD

 If you would like to join our free webinar please contact Laura Llewelyn

Who Will Deliver Our CPD?

The webinar will be presented by Charlie Law of Sustainable Construction Solutions, who has over 30 years experience in the construction sector with extensive industry knowledge having worked for BAM, Kier and Lendlease.

Charlie is also Head of Construction & ESG at the Pallet Loop and Sustainability Director at Timber Development UK (TDUK).