Assessing Carbon in Timber Products and Buildings
10th Dec 2021
12.00 - 13:00
The built environment is responsible for around 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint, through energy requirements for heating, lighting and other plug-in loads, but also embodied emissions from the manufacture of construction materials. For the UK to meet its legal target of Net Zero Carbon emissions by 2050, the construction industry needs to embrace the concept of Net-Zero Whole Life Carbon, and this webinar will explain how timber can help achieve this.
This webinar is aimed at Architects and Engineers looking at specifying wood based products, as well as timber suppliers and product manufacturers looking to procure EPDs for their products.
The webinar will cover:
• The stages of a Whole Life Carbon Assessment
• Carbon sequestration within forests and their carbon storage potential
• Where and when carbon sequestration can be taken into account within a building or product LCA
• Where you could incorporate circular economy techniques to improve your Whole Life Carbon Assessment
• End of life scenarios for wood based products
• How you can offset any residual carbon emissions for your project to become Net-Zero Carbon
CEnv, MIEMA, ICIOB
Charlie has worked in the construction sector for nearly 35 years, and is Sustainability Director at Timber Development UK, the new entity formed by the merger of the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) and Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA).
He is also the Founder and Managing Director of Sustainable Construction Solutions, a consultancy that specialises in moving organisations towards a circular economy business model, with a key focus on responsibly sourced timber, and Head of Contractor Engagement at Pallet Loop, a circular economy start-up. He has extensive knowledge of the construction industry through his previous roles in cost management, construction management, training, and sustainability at some of the largest construction organisations in the UK.
Charlie started his career at Kyle Stewart, with its subsidiary Andrew Murray Joinery, which grew into BAM Construct, the UK arm of the €9billion turnover Dutch based construction services organisation Royal BAM Group. Prior to setting up his own consultancy, Charlie was Head of Environmental Management at BAM, where he was thought leader in the areas of circular economy thinking, resource efficiency, and responsible sourcing. Since setting up his consultancy Charlie has work for a number of large construction organisations including Kier and Lendlease, as well as specific projects for HS2, the Building Research Establishment, the Timber Trade Federation, and Confederation of Timber Industries, Supply Chain Sustainability School and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).
Charlie is also a main board director of Timber Development UK, a member of the Grown in Britain Executive, and a member of the Ska technical committee.
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