10/12/2020

LTS sequesters CO2 in timber construction and buildings

Timber is a renewable material. When growing, trees absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and store it. By using timber as a building material, the CO2 is sequestered in within the construction.

Sustainability as an essential part of business operations

In the period from January to August 2016, LTS used 2,685 m3 of laminated timber and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in constructions, resulting in over 2,000,000 kg of carbon storage! This offsets the CO2 emissions from a medium-sized car covering 13,716,693 km (8,572,933 miles), or the electricity consumption of 2,286 households in one year.

LTS takes sustainability seriously:

  • we are a member of CFE, a socially responsible building group giving priority to a corporate environmental policy, energy efficiency and renewable energy;
  • we have built a complete energy-neutral model house from cross-laminated timber (CLT);
  • we source the timber from sustainably managed forests (FSC and PEFC);
  • in our presentations to architects, clients, etc., we always specify the quantity of CO2 stored in the construction. The calculations are based on Fedustria‚Äôs calculation module for carbon storage in wood.
  • when purchasing company cars, we always take the environmental impact (CO2, AdBlue, ...) into consideration;
  • we have had an external analysis conducted of the impact of replacing fluorescent lighting by LED lighting;
  • ...

Source: vlaamseklimaattop.be

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