Sequestered Carbon in Construction Products

The ASBP continues to campaign for the built environment to be viewed as a carbon sink; and to highlight biogenic product’s ability to store carbon.

We have conducted pioneering work on sequestered carbon in construction products. Research commissioned by the ASBP demonstrates that carbon locked up in natural products in buildings is a significant climate change mitigation opportunity – carbon capture and storage for free.

The timber industry is now starting to recognise carbon sequestration as a significant opportunity. Following discussions on the research commissioned by the ASBP, significant developments have taken place such as the announcement of Hackneys “Wood First” planning presumption and the announcement of support for additional research.

The ASBP have published a research paper, ‘Carbon Sequestration By Buildings’  which can be downloaded in full here.

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