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Renewable Materials

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RENEWABLE MATERIALS:
Material/product derived from a grown for harvesting, renewable resource
Examples:
Timber and cellulose from trees,
Marine shell, (particularly in Holland)
Construction timber,
Dense wood fibre,
Cellulose fibre, paper,
Building paper,
Cardboard packaging

Material applications:
Thermal insulation,
Acoustic insulation,
Acoustic isolation,
Underlayment,
Breathing sheathing board,
Reservations:
Use of synthetic, petrochemical, hazardous: treatments, binders, impregnations,
Examples:
Fire retardant
Preservative treatment against rot, insects, mould,
Binder and loft maintenance,
Exceptions/Exclusions:
Stewardship schemes not in place or inadequate schemes, e.g. FSC
very slow growing materials that support indigenous flora and fauna whilst growing, and help maintain water reserves often SSSI sites of special scientific interest
e.g. Peat from peat bogs
e.g. Timber from ancient forest,
Advantages:
Carbon sequestration in growth
Reuse potential at end of building life
Fuel potential at end of useful life
Biodegradable to agricultural uses, Example: Compost, Soil Improvement, water retention,
Potential substitutes:
Recycled Plastic or plastic/timber used as timber substitute
See: Abundent Material, Agricultural Co-Product, By-Products Or Waste, Healthy Material, Renewable Materials, Rapidly Renewable Material, Non-renewable material, VOC,
(CAP’EM & NGS BRM ’11)


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