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Webinar with Architecture Today: Carbon in context The importance of building with wood

Can building with wood from sustainably-managed forests be the answer to reducing carbon embodied emissions and make a key contribution to reducing levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases?

Watch this AT Webinar, chaired by Ruth Slavid, as we explored how architects, engineers and the timber industry are seeking to mitigate climate change by increasing the use of wood in construction.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Matt Kennedy, Associate Director, Carbon & Climate at Arup
  • Daniel Doran, Principal Consultant, Circular Ecology
  • Roly Ward, National Account Manager Frameworks, MEDITE SMARTPLY
  • Peter Smith, Architect and Passivhaus Designer, Roderick James Architects

The webinar covers the following topic areas:

  • Best practice across the industry to achieve net zero carbon
  • Biogenic carbon, dynamic life-cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declaration (EPD) - the language explained
  • How to assess the embodied carbon in materials
  • End of life strategies and designing for disassembly and reuse.
  • Building with wood: What are the immediate construction benefits and long-term health and wellbeing gains?
  • Key processes that we need to incorporate to help ensure a sustainable supply chain
  • Designing the Beyond Zero House at COP26