Dear <<First Name>>,
We were delighted to launch our Zero Carbon Homes report with Housing Minister Rebecca Evans AM at WoodBUILD 2019, and then with the Environment Minister, Lesley Griffiths AM, at the Royal Welsh Show. The radical recommendations for action in the report have been well received and we’re now working closely with Welsh Government to turn these words into deeds. Which will mean zero-carbon high performance homes manufactured in Wales and underpinned by the radical expansion of Welsh forestry. For me, this is a practical and deliverable response to the climate emergency declaration.
But what does zero carbon really mean? Getting to grips with the language of carbon is essential to winning hearts and minds. For our part, Woodknowledge Wales are undertaking whole life carbon assessments on a number of projects supported through the Innovative Housing Programme. That means understanding and measuring both operational carbon emissions as well as embodied carbon emissions (in the materials and processes used to create the building). To learn about the importance of embodied carbon reduction we strongly recommend attending the ASBP event in Bristol on 24th October. We will be there.
Below you will find updates from the Home-Grown Homes Project along with other sector news.
Finally, I’d like to welcome Pobl as our most recent new member. Earlier this month, I was very privileged to be invited to join the Pobl team at their inspiring sustainability summit. It was clear to me that Pobl are very serious about rising to the zero-carbon challenge. Woodknowledge Wales will do our bit to help Pobl and other member companies find solutions.
Chief Executive, Woodknowledge Wales Ltd