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Timber and the Circular Economy Webinar for Specifiers

Timber has increasing appeal for architects, designers and those who specify materials for construction projects. Following on from our earlier Responsible Timber Sourcing  CPD, specifiers can now learn more about how responsibly sourced timber fits within the Circular Economy agenda, through our fully-accredited Timber and the Circular Economy CPD course.

The CPD can be delivered as an hour-long webinar on request but we ask for  a minimum of 12 participants. Alternatively, we can let you know the date of our next open zoom session. 

Why You Need to Know about Timber and the Circular Economy

While timber is the ultimate renewable material, we need to know we can continue to meet future demand by ensuring we make the very best use of this valuable resource.

Ensuring timber products and buildings last for their required design life, and that they can be reused or remanufactured at the end of use, are key circular economy solutions.

Governments and NGO’s are also promoting the need to recycle materials as part of the solution to meeting net-zero carbon construction targets.  By ensuring timber products meet the Circular Economy agenda, we can continue to incorporate these renewable, low-carbon materials into the buildings of the future and help increase the overall carbon storage in buildings.  

What you will learn from this CPD

  • background to the circular economy
  • timber place in a circular economy
  • importance of responsible timber sourcing in meeting Circular Economy goals
  • how you can incorporate Circular Economy wood products into your designs
  • what Circular Economy business models you could consider

 If you would like to join our free webinar please contact hilary.khawam@pefc.co.uk

Image credit – Sustainable Construction Solutions

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).

Send webinar requests to Hilary.khawam@pefc.co.uk