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Brock Commons Tallwood House, University of British Columbia: An Environmental Building Declaration According to EN 15978 Standard

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2158
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Environmental Impact
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Bowick, Matt
Organization
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Life-Cycle Assessment
Brock Commons
Cradle-to-Grave
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This document presents a whole-building environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Brock Commons Tallwood House (herein referred to as Tallwood House), a student residence building in Vancouver, British Columbia. The LCA was commissioned to publicly declare the environmental performance of the building. The assessment has been conducted in conformance with the Committee for European Standardization (CEN) standard EN 159781, which stipulates an LCA-based calculation method and reporting requirements for whole-buildings or building parts. While European in scope, EN 15978 provisions are quickly becoming the standard for whole-building LCA worldwide. We therefore applied our North American interpretation of EN 15978 as a suitable methodological choice to meet the purpose of the assessment.
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Carbon Footprint Benchmarking of BC Multi-Unit Residential Buildings

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2159
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Environmental Impact
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
PSL (Parallel Strand Lumber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Author
Bowick, Matt
O'Connor, Jennifer
Organization
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
Year of Publication
2017
Format
Report
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Light Frame (Lumber+Panels)
PSL (Parallel Strand Lumber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Carbon Footprint
Residential Buildings
Multi-Unit
Embodied Carbon
Life-Cycle Assessment
Cradle-to-Grave
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This is a pilot project to establish an embodied carbon footprint performance target for new multi-unit residential building (MURB) construction. This project has demonstrated that compiling the bills of materials of multiple buildings and deriving a useable benchmark based on this information is methodologically and practically possible. The report presents several recommendations on how to proceed with this important initiative based on the project findings.
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A Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Canadian Glulam

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2155
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Environmental Impact
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Organization
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Report
Material
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Cradle-to-Gate
Life-Cycle Assessment
Canada
Research Status
Complete
Summary
The Canadian Wood Council commissioned the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute to update the Institute’s 2012 cradle-to-gate LCA of Canadian glulam production in support of a joint N. American environmental product declaration (EPD) initiative. Consequently, the previous research has been updated with new primary gate-to-gate production data, revised background data, and this new report. This research has been completed in accordance with the most recent version of FPInnovations PCR for North American Structural and Architectural Wood Products.
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Free
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A Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Canadian Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL)

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2153
Year of Publication
2018
Topic
Environmental Impact
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Organization
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
Year of Publication
2018
Format
Report
Material
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Topic
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Life-Cycle Assessment
Cradle-to-Gate
Canada
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Over the past several decades, environmental issues have become an increasing priority for both government and private industry alike. Here in North America the emphasis has gradually broadened from site-specific environmental degradation to include the characterization of product burdens. Similarly, many private companies and/or their respective trade associations have increasingly emphasized environmental information and often share this information with their customers in the form of a environmental product declaration (EPD). Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the backbone on which a Type III EPD is based. The use of LCA is growing in the mainstream as green building ratings systems (e.g., LEED V4 and Green Globes), government procurement policies, and pollution prevention programs are contemplating or already incorporating the use of environmental performance measures that can only be objectively provided through a thorough LCA study. Similarly, many product manufacturing companies are adopting “design for the environment” environmental management systems to either reduce the overall mass or material complexity of their products or to streamline their manufacturing processes and consequently reduce environmental burdens emanating from their plants, as well as making it easier for their products to be recycled at their end-of-life. The Canadian Wood Council commissioned the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute to update the Institute’s 2012 cradle-to-gate LCA of Canadian LVL production in support of a joint N. American environmental product declaration (EPD) initiative. Consequently, the previous research has been updated with new primary gate-to-gate production data, revised background data, and this new report. This research has been completed in accordance with the most recent version of FPInnovations PCR for North American Structural and Architectural Wood Products.
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Design Building University of Massachusetts, Amherst: An Environmental Building Declaration According to EN 15978 Standard

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2157
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Environmental Impact
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Organization
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
Year of Publication
2017
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Life-Cycle Assessment
Cradle-to-Grave
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This document presents a whole-building environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Design Building, an educational building in Amherst, Massachusetts. The LCA was commissioned to publicly declare the environmental performance of the building. The assessment has been conducted in conformance with the Committee for European Standardization (CEN) standard EN 159781, which stipulates an LCA-based calculation method and reporting requirements for whole-buildings or building parts. While European in scope, EN 15978 provisions are quickly becoming the standard for whole-building LCA worldwide. We therefore applied our North American interpretation of EN 15978 as a suitable methodological choice to meet the purpose of the assessment.
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Free
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A Life Cycle Assessment of Cross-Laminated Timber Produced in Canada

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2154
Year of Publication
2013
Topic
Environmental Impact
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Organization
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
Year of Publication
2013
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Life-Cycle Assessment
Cradle-to-Gate
Canada
Research Status
Complete
Summary
FP Innovations engaged the Athena Institute to complete a cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of Canadian average cross-laminated timber (CLT) manufacture. The cradle-to-gate analysis included primary LCI data collection for the CLT production process that included all material resources, ancillary and energy input flows entering the CLT production facility as well as all emissions to air, water and land associated with the production of the finished product.
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Wood Innovation and Design Centre: An Environmental Building Declaration According to the EN 15978 Standard

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2156
Year of Publication
2015
Topic
Environmental Impact
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Organization
Athena Sustainable Materials Institute
Year of Publication
2015
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
Glulam (Glue-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Wood Innovation and Design Centre
Life-Cycle Assessment
Cradle-to-Grave
Research Status
Complete
Summary
This document presents a whole-building environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) of the Wood Innovation and Design Centre (WIDC), a mixed-use building which opened in October 2014 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The LCA was commissioned for the purpose of publicly declaring the environmental performance of the building. The assessment has been conducted in conformance with the Committee for European Standardization (CEN) standard EN 159781, which stipulates an LCA-based calculation method and reporting requirements for whole-buildings or building parts. While European in scope, EN 15978 provisions are quickly becoming the standard for whole-building LCA worldwide. We therefore applied our North American interpretation of EN 15978 as a suitable methodological choice to meet the purpose of the assessment.
Online Access
Free
Resource Link
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