WoodBUILD 2021 (Webinar): Reducing Embodied Carbon – a housing primer

Date: Wednesday 27th October   Time: 10:00-11:30   Location:

Join Woodknowledge Wales and the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) for a webinar on how to meet the new Welsh Development Quality Requirements to consider upfront and embodied carbon and report whole life carbon emissions post-completion.

The need for high-performance homes to reduce energy bills, enable renewable forms of heating and consequently save carbon is challenging but reasonably well understood. However, what about the other 50% (approx.) of the carbon emissions that are associated with the material supply chains, design and build process, maintenance and end of life? How can we reduce these embodied carbon emissions? This webinar, held in partnership with the ASBP, highlights the importance of considering upfront and embodied carbon emissions and explores how to reduce them.


10:00   Welcome: David Hedges: Woodknowledge Wales

10.10   Embodied Carbon – Why it’s important and how to reduce it with timber: James Norman, Professor of Sustainable Design, Bristol University

10.25   Embodied Carbon Case Study: Rob Wheaton, Senior Associate Architect, Stride Treglown Architects

10:45   Woodknowledge Wales Guidance overviewKatherine Adams, Technical Associate, ASBP

11.00   Discussion

11:30   Close

Date and Time

Wednesday 27th October 2021: 10.00 – 11.30


Click ‘REGISTER’ to book your place (via Eventbrite). Following registration, you will receive an email with joining instructions for the Zoom webinar a few days before the event. If you have any queries, please contact David at david.hedges@wooodknowledgewales.co.uk

Woodknowledge Wales/ASBP members – FREE

Partner Organisations – FREE

Non-members – £20.00


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