Join us for #MembersHour hosted by Gary Newman, Chief Executive of Woodknowledge Wales.
How can a timber supply chain based on local forestry products support the delivery of low carbon social housing in Wales? What transformations are required across the forestry, manufacturing and housing construction sectors to deliver such homes at scale? What interventions are needed to have a transformative impact on the supply chain from tree to timber home? These were the key questions investigated by the Home-Grown Homes Project in close collaboration with a network of organisations across the supply chain including local authorities and housing associations in Wales. Join Gary for #MembersHour to discuss the project and to explore how it relates to other parts of the UK.
About the Speaker
Gary is the Chief Executive of Woodknowledge Wales, which is a for-public-good member organisation focused upon the transformation of Wales into a high value forest nation. Gary is also co-founder and Chair of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products – an organisation committed to bringing product sustainability, resource use and the principles of the circular economy to the centre of the construction debate. Gary is a construction engineer by training and early career. After completing a wood science masters at Bangor University, Gary established Plant Fibre Technology Ltd and has been instrumental in taking a number of plant-based products from concept to market. In recent years Gary has acted in a consultancy capacity for governments in both Cardiff and Westminster focused on the strategic development of forest industries in general and the use of timber in construction in particular.
Taking place on Zoom, this presentation will be followed by an interactive Q&A session.
This #MembersHour will take place on Thursday 22 May between 11am and 12pm. You can also join in the chat on Twitter #MembersHour.
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Ticket Type 1 - ICF Member
Ticket Price 1 - Free