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Design of Multi-Story Building Using Multi-Objective Particle Swarm Optimization

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue455
Year of Publication
2014
Topic
Environmental Impact
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Decker, Stéphanie
Ndiaye, Amadou
Brangeon, Boris
Sempey, Alain
Galimard, Philippe
Pauly, Marie
Lagière, Philipe
Bos, Frédéric
Year of Publication
2014
Country of Publication
Canada
Format
Conference Paper
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Multi-Story
Design Optimization
Feasibility
Language
English
Conference
World Conference on Timber Engineering
Research Status
Complete
Notes
August 10-14, 2014, Quebec City, Canada
Summary
This paper presents a design method for multi-story timber building with consideration of regulatory constraints. The objective is to optimize in the same time thermal, structural and environmental objectives taking into account the industrial feasibilit...
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A Framework for Assessing the Environmental Benefits of Mass Timber Construction

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1185
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Market and Adoption
Environmental Impact
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Crawford, Robert
Cadorel, Xavier
Publisher
ScienceDirect
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Format
Journal Article
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Construction
Environmental Benefits
Renewable Materials
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Series
Procedia Engineering
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Free
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Innovative Engineered Timber Building Systems for Non-Residential Applications, Utilising Timber Concrete Composite Flooring Capable of Spanning Up to 8 to 10m

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue1933
Year of Publication
2010
Topic
Market and Adoption
Design and Systems
Cost
Environmental Impact
Mechanical Properties
Material
Timber-Concrete Composite
Application
Floors
Frames

Monetizing the Carbon Benefits of Mass Timber to Scale Up Its Deployment in Mid-Rise Housing and Commercial Development: A Pilot in the Metropolitan Boston Area

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2583
Topic
Market and Adoption
Cost
Environmental Impact
Application
Wood Building Systems
Organization
Olifant
Country of Publication
United States
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Market and Adoption
Cost
Environmental Impact
Keywords
Carbon Sequestration
Carbon Offsets
Private Financing
Public Incentives
Forest Carbon Management
Research Status
In Progress
Notes
Project contact is Nicole Knobloch at Olifant
Summary
This pilot project in the metropolitan Boston area will seek to mobilize a combination of public incentives and private financing to monetize – or bring value to – the carbon benefits of mass timber. The goal is to both encourage early adopters concerned about mass timber’s costs and to bring mass timber construction to the city at a scale and in an ongoing manner that will provide a long-term market for local timber while developing an urban “carbon sink” to attract ongoing private investment for voluntary carbon offsets markets. The project will serve as market development to encourage planned mass timber manufacturing plants to open in New England, as incentive for improved forest management for carbon plans being encouraged by public and private groups in Massachusetts and throughout New England, and as a blueprint for other U.S. cities and states seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase development, and bring value and new forest product manufacturing to surrounding rural, forested areas.
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Oregon Cross-Laminated Timber; An Economic Solution to Incorporating Timber into Cap and Trade

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue2706
Year of Publication
2020
Topic
Environmental Impact
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Author
Lutje, Dakoata
Publisher
University of Oregon
Year of Publication
2020
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Thesis
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Topic
Environmental Impact
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Cap and Trade
Greenhouse gas emissions
Environmental Impact
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
As the state of Oregon begins to introduce a new cap and trade program to reduce the effects of its greenhouse gas emissions, the state has opted not to incorporate its largest greenhouse gas emitter; the timber industry. The decline of the timber industry after the 1980’s had lasting effects on disadvantaged communities, and state politicians have battled the cap and trade bill in fear of further deterioration of the timber industry. In this paper I aim to take an in depth look at the potential that CLT has in Oregon, how it can be promoted by the government, and what the environmental effects of it are. I found that, with the rise of mass timber construction and promotion of green building, the state has the opportunity to use revenues from its cap and trade program to economically incentivize CLT construction that can provide relief to economically stressed rural logging communities, all whole bolstering its efforts to better the environmental impact of an ever expanding construction industry.
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Potential for Tall Wood Buildings to Sequester Carbon, Support Forest Communities, and Create New Options for Forest Management

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue724
Topic
Environmental Impact
Market and Adoption
Cost
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Author
Bergman, Richard
Kelley, Stephen
Organization
Forest Products Laboratory
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Wood Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Market and Adoption
Cost
Keywords
Life Cycle Analysis
Carbon Sequestration
Financial Analysis
Life Cycle Costs
Economic Impact
Research Status
In Progress
Summary
The primary outcome of this work is to provide integrated analysis of the environmental, financial, and social benefits and costs of using CLT in tall wood buildings. Secondary outcomes will be (1) information, including a design team checkoff that can be used to inform the building community as they make decisions on specific, new building projects, and (2) an informational foundation for these stakeholders and others to begin to evaluate the complex tradeoffs between, and optimization of, environmental, financial, and social benefits and costs.
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Timber Tower Research Project

https://research.thinkwood.com/en/permalink/catalogue725
Year of Publication
2017
Topic
Environmental Impact
Market and Adoption
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Organization
Skidmore Owings and Merrill
Year of Publication
2017
Country of Publication
United States
Format
Report
Material
CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber)
Application
Hybrid Building Systems
Topic
Environmental Impact
Market and Adoption
Keywords
Tall Wood
Carbon Footprint
Concrete Jointed Timber Frame
Language
English
Research Status
Complete
Summary
Tall buildings pose a unique challenge to the sustainability movement because they offer both positive and negative environmental impacts. Positive impacts include reducing urban sprawl, promoting alternative transportation, and allowing efficient energy...
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