opencose
Archive 5 / 12

1 August 2014
By Chloe Souque

Wood You Believe It?

What have a cubicle partition, a raised access floor panel and a bit of formwork got in common? Well, the clue is in the title. Timber is often heralded as a sustainable building material as it absorbs carbon as it grows, effectively acting as a carbon sink. However improperly managed tree felling can lead to land degradation, pollution of watercourses, a loss of biodiversity and displaced populations. Timber in construction products is everywhere and sometimes well hidden and it can be a challenge to adequately ensure the timber comes from legal and sustainable sources. Read more…

Archive 5 / 12