The aim of the project is to create a central point of information containing all of the data necessary to promote timber and timber products as a ‘primary and preferred construction material’ along with a program to communicate this key data to key audiences. This process should also help improve on current industry sector performance.
Stuart Harker, managing the project from the Timber Trade Federation, said: “Environmental impacts, along with cost and performance, are going to be key customer drivers for the foreseeable future across the construction products sector. Environmental sustainability assessment is increasingly delivered through assessment of supply chains, design, construction, whole-life assessment and end-of-life aspects. As these measurements increase in importance, so too does the demand for robust, accessible data. This project aims to deliver that.”
Wood First Plus – named after Wood for Good’s Wood First campaign – is targeting three areas key to specification and design with timber: