How to procure an EPD – Jane Anderson

14 September 2021, 13:00-14:00

 

Timber Development UK bring you a webinar giving you the information to decide if you need an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), and how to go about it.

Who is this aimed at?

This webinar is aimed at timber suppliers and manufacturers of wood based products, as well as specifiers of wood based products.

Why do you need to know about EPDs?

EPDs provide a standard way of declaring the impacts of manufacturing and using products through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). In Europe, EN 15804 provides the overarching set of Product Category Rules (PCR) to ensure consistent reporting of environmental impact information for all construction products, and there are now over 10,000 published EPD to this standard. These EPDs can be used to assess the embodied carbon or whole life carbon of buildings and infrastructure, which is now becoming a requirement across Government, and is included in the Greater London Authority’s New London Plan for example.

What does the webinar cover?

The webinar will cover:

  • The benefits of EPD for manufacturers
  • The costs of EPD
  • Time taken to get an EPD
  • Choosing a programme and LCA practitioner
  • How many EPDs and what sort do you need
  • What tools are there and why are they useful

Responsible Timber Sourcing – Charlie Law

21 September 2021, 13:00-14:00

 

Timber Development UK in conjunction with PEFC UK bring you this CPD certified webinar on Responsible Timber Sourcing. Charlie Law (TDUK Sustainability Director) will take you through this 1hr session on why and how to specify certified timber

Who is this aimed at?

This webinar is aimed at Architects and Engineers looking at specifying wood-based products, as well as timber suppliers and manufacturers.

Why do you need to know about responsible timber sourcing?

Using timber from well-managed forests that meet internationally recognised standards of legality and sustainability, certified by organisations such as PEFC is a pre-requisite for environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAM, LEED and Ska, as well as many others around the world. Green building standards, together with corporate responsible sourcing policies, are increasingly driving demand for responsibly sourced timber. To meet client expectations, it is important that designers and specifiers insist on certified timber for their projects, along with full Chain of Custody.

What does the webinar cover?

The webinar will cover:

  • The background to forest certification and its global importance
  • The UK timber market and drivers for certified timber
  • Certification schemes and requirements of the UK government’s timber procurement policy
  • What a model timber specification clause looks like
  • How Chain of Custody certification works and the vital information you need to see

Timber, Carbon Sequestration, and Building LCAs – Charlie Law & Jane Anderson

5 October 2021, 13:00-14:00

 

Timber Development UK bring you a webinar on understanding why and how to account for carbon sequestration in building Lifecycle Assessments (LCAs) and how you could improve your whole life carbon calculation.

Who is this aimed at?

This webinar is aimed at Architects and Engineers looking at specifying wood based products, as well as timber suppliers and manufacturers.

Why do you need to know about whole life carbon assessments?

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.

What does the webinar cover?

Charlie Law (TDUK Sustainability Director) along with renowned LCA expert Jane Anderson (ConstructionLCA) will take you through this 1hr session to provide a greater understanding of how timber should be managed in a whole life carbon LCA.

The webinar will cover:

  • The stages of a Whole Life Carbon Assessment
  • Carbon sequestration within forests and there carbon storage potential
  • Where and when carbon sequestration can be taken into account within an 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

Timber and the Circular Economy – Charlie Law

12 October 2021, 13:00-14:00

 

Timber Development UK in conjunction with PEFC UK bring you this CPD certified webinar on Timber and the Circular Economy.

Who is this aimed at?

This webinar is aimed at Architects and Engineers looking at specifying wood based products, as well as timber suppliers and manufacturers.

Why do you need to know about timber and the circular economy?

While timber is the ultimate renewable material, we need to 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. 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 does the webinar cover?

The webinar will cover:

  • The background to forest certification and its global importance
  • The UK timber market and drivers for certified timber
  • Certification schemes and requirements of the UK government’s timber procurement policy
  • What a model timber specification clause looks like
  • How Chain of Custody certification works and the vital information you need to see

Introduction to the Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP) system – Xiao Ma

19 October 2021, 13:00-14:00

 

Learn about the Responsible Purchasing Policy (RPP), a due diligence system for timber importers. This 1hr session will explain the basics of the RPP, and proposed changes to extend the scope as we transition into Timber Development UK.

Who is this aimed at?

This webinar is aimed at all TDUK members.

Why do you need to know about the TDUK RPP?

Sourcing timber responsibly and ensure the timber product meet the specified requirements and perform as declared will be a key requirement of membership to TDUK.  The RPP has been in place for a number of years for timber industry TTF members and covers import due diligence requirements under the Timber Regulations and Construction Product Regulation (CPR), but with the formation of TDUK it was felt this needed to be extended. The proposed changes will bring in requirements for other timber industry and specifier members to specify responsibly sourced timber, along with additional requirements around product performance, instilled in the upcoming Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) and the industry need for access to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

What does the webinar cover?

The webinar will cover:

  • An overview on the TDUK RPP and how does it support TDUK members with their own responsible sourcing commitment
  • Where does due diligence sit in and what does it look like
  • What is FLEGT and how does it support sustainable forestry
  • The basics about the upcoming Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI)