Nature has a way of keeping balance and timber is one of its finest balancing tools. Growing trees absorb CO2. One cubic metre of living wood absorbs almost one tonne of CO2! The trees then break it down through photosynthesis and release oxygen into the atmosphere while storing the carbon in their wood for the life of tree.
If the wood is put to use after the tree has long died, the carbon remains stored in the timber, preventing it from being released into our atmosphere. It is only when timber begins to rot that the carbon is finally released. It is in this way that we can slow down the carbon release through prolonging the life of the timber as building materials, flooring and other wooded products.
Oil and gas giant Shell has plans for a 100-megawatt grid storage battery in the west of England. It is slated to be the biggest battery in Europe once it is completed later this year and will be crucial to the UK’s quest to remain th
The regional LafargeHolcim Awards (Gold, Silver and Bronze) and Acknowledgement prize winning projects will be announced in a hybrid event on November 13, 2021, as part of the 17th international Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy. The Global LafargeHolcim Awards (Gold, Silver and Bronze) will be announced at the same event by Hashim Sarkis, curator of the Biennale and Head of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards jury 2021. Representatives of the 33 Main Category winning teams are invited to attend this event in person and receive the Awards and Acknowledgement prize trophies.
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Fashion for Good, Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail and the Circular Apparel Innovation Factory are looking at alternatives to virgin plastic.
Have you ever gasped at your electricity bill, and wondered if there’s a way to reduce your energy consumption? Have you ever thought about installing solar panels on your home, but aren’t quite sure how to get started? The Citizen’s Utility Board is a resource that all Illinoisans can use to effectively manage their utility bill. In addition to discussing residential energy efficiency strategies, CUB liaison and webinar host Foluke Akanni will also discuss how you and your neighbors can get engaged with community solar, as well as the latest news regarding the Clean Energy Jobs Act. Click here to register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Mi5M780tRr2pWuy9mP8g8w