Circular Economy of Timber Buildings

  • Toumpanaki, Eleni (Principal Investigator)
  • Walker, Pete (Co-Investigator)
  • Hawkins, Will (Co-Investigator)
  • Shea, Andrew (Co-Investigator)
  • Maskell, Daniel (Co-Investigator)
  • Harper, Anna (Co-Investigator)
  • Coombs, Steve (Co-Investigator)
  • Hales, Tristram (Co-Investigator)

Project Details


The benefits of biogenic carbon storage together with a renewable supply chain mean that greater use of timber, and other plant-based materials, in construction is essential if the UK is to meet its net zero
carbon targets by 2050. Our GW4 interdisciplinary research community will investigate the full potential of British-grown timber in the design of affordable and low-energy housing exploring current and future trends (e.g., climate change) in a systems thinking approach bringing together significant expertise in strategic areas such as forestry, architecture, timber engineering, building physics and circular economy.

Key findings

Timber; Circular Economy
Effective start/end date1/06/2230/11/23


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