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Environmental Impact

FACT

Trees play a vital role in the fight against climate change - they capture CO2 and lock it away.

A 5cm x 5cm x 5cm block of wood

Wood Costs Less Type:
Softwood

Volume:
125cm3

Density:
0.33g/cm3
Mass:
41.25g
(Oven Dry)
0.020625 Kg C
0.07525 Kg CO2

Energy:
0.33g/cm3

FACT

We need this amount of wood to lock up the emission generated by each of the following :

A 5cm x 5cm x 5cm block of wood


Boiling a kettle of water
(1.4 Litres). The energy required to heat 1g of water from 15 to 100°C = 355.7J

Running a typical ‘A’ rated fridge/freezer for 3 hours
An ‘A’ rated fridge/freezer typically emits = 219.14 Kg CO2 in a year

Driving a moped/scooter for 1 km
Emissions from a moped/scooter (<125CC) typically 72.9g CO2/km

Watching a 32” LCD TV for just under an hour
LCD TV’s have a typical ‘power on’ consumption = 163W

Modern router powered for 1 day
A modern router uses approximately 6W of power. 6W x 60 seconds x 60 minutes = 21600J/hour

Using a halogen security light for half an hour
A typical halogen security light has a rating = 300W

UK Green Building Council

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