Building blocks for green designMay 2014
Wood for Good, the timber industry promotion and sustainability campaign, has launched the largest online life-cycle assessment (LCA) database of any UK construction material. ??
The free-to-use database has been designed to aid the specification of timber products in construction schemes. It contains environmental performance information on all major timber products from cradle to grave. ??Wood for Good has gathered data on every aspect of the life-cycle of timber products, from forestry, harvesting, transportation, processing and manufacturing, through to the various end of life options.
The resource includes modern-engineered solutions such as cross-laminated timber (CLT). ??Using the data, built environment professionals will be able to make informed decisions about the materials they choose and model the impact this will have on the life-cycle performance of the buildings they design.
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