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Title: Life-cycle environmental performance of renewable building materials in the context of residential construction : phase II research report : an extension to the 2005 phase I research report. Module N, Life-cycle inventory of manufacturing prefinished engineered wood flooring in the eastern United States

Author: Bergman, Richard D. PhD; Bowe, Scott A.;

Date: 2011

Source: [Seattle, WA : Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM)], 2011: viii, 47 p.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous

Description: This study summarizes the environmental performance of prefinished engineered wood flooring using life-cycle inventory (LCI) analysis. Using primary mill data gathered from manufacturers in the eastern United States and applying the methods found in Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM) Research Guidelines and International Organization of Standardization (ISO) standard for conducting life-cycle assessments, the environmental impacts in making engineered wood flooring were estimated. This study is a follow-up to the CORRIM Report Module G—Life-Cycle Inventory of Solid Strip Hardwood Flooring in the Eastern United States. Life-cycle impact assessment was beyond the scope of this study.

Keywords: Product life cycle, environmental aspects, service life, sawmills, energy consumption, forest products, sustainable forestry, biomass utilization, renewable natural resources, wood waste, renewable energy sources, energy industries, energy consumption, biomass energy, wood waste as fuel, forest products industry, sawmills, environmental indicators, energy conservation, building materials, green technology, environmental impact analysis, buildings, lumber, carbon dioxide, floors, wooden floors, green products, engineered wood, volatile organic compounds, emissions, life cycle assessment

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Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A. 2011. Life-cycle environmental performance of renewable building materials in the context of residential construction : phase II research report : an extension to the 2005 phase I research report. Module N, Life-cycle inventory of manufacturing prefinished engineered wood flooring in the eastern United States. [Seattle, WA : Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM)], 2011: viii, 47 p.

 


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