Dear <<First Name>>,
Welcome to our December 2020 newsletter.
2020 has been a tough year and I’m sure everyone will be glad to see the back of it. Having said that, Woodknowledge Wales has been going from strength to strength. Our membership and influence continues to grow, helped by the big agendas of our time - the Foundational Economy forces a focus on local supply chains. The growing urgency of addressing the climate emergency and meeting net zero by 2050 is increasing the focus on trees and timber as a solution. And then of course there is Brexit (deal or no-deal) which is forcing us to take steps to increase supply chain resilience and focus on forestry as an economically sustainable land-use option.
Home-Grown Homes Phase 1 is coming to an end and the guidance documents are being published. The case studies are showcased on a Google Map
which we aim to make interactive in 2021. The plan for Home-Grown Homes Phase 2 is to implement all the learning from Phase 1 – that means helping housing associations meet their net zero whole life carbon aspirations, targets and regulatory requirements as well as helping manufacturers and processors to bring more low carbon timber buildings and products to the market.
Nothing will ever replace the pleasure of connecting with people in face to face meetings, but being forced to ‘go online’ for all our events has proved to be a blessing. We’ve been able to reach many more people. We’re now developing an exciting events and training programme for next year. So watch out for that.
In this newsletter you will find:
- An update on the Home Grown Homes Project
- New guidance for Embodied Carbon reduction for housing associations and their supply chain
- An update on the Welsh Wood Window project
- Links to recordings and outputs from the Webinar series.