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What TRA members need to know about certifications

As UK construction strives towards improved standards and sustainability goals, the focus on providing the correct certifications has never been greater. There are several certifications TRA members are required to have by law, and there are some that can help provide assurance to customers. Depending on the nature of the business, members need to be … Continue reading “What TRA members need to know about certifications”

How science-based targets can help you meet net-zero goals

With the window of opportunity to avoid dangerous climate change getting ever shorter, indications are that governments could take an increasingly strong regulatory position on greenhouse gas emissions. Taking decisive action to reduce energy and resource consumption not only helps to mitigate emissions but also leads to direct operational cost savings. Setting ambitious sustainability goals … Continue reading “How science-based targets can help you meet net-zero goals”

What is greenwashing?

Greenwashing is a term used to characterise the practice of making false or deceptive environmental claims regarding a business, product, or service. These claims can manifest implicitly or explicitly through language, statements, visuals, product names, or even colour choices (typically featuring green). While most businesses don’t intentionally engage in greenwashing, it often stems from a … Continue reading “What is greenwashing?”

Understanding Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions

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One of the most discussed topics around sustainability is greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is one of those greenhouse gases, and is the most common. When these emissions are released into the atmosphere, they trap heat and cause global temperatures to rise. Until all organisations, individuals, states and countries are working to reduce dramatically … Continue reading “Understanding Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions”

Communicating your green credentials

In recent years, more businesses are demonstrating their green practices and environmental initiatives. The UK construction industry produced approximately 11.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2020, and the industry is actively looking for ways to reduce its contributions. Within the timber industry, the TDUK’s Net Zero Roadmap highlights the key areas where … Continue reading “Communicating your green credentials”

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