Wood as a Central Player in Decarbonizing the Building Sector

Université Laval
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In Progress
Project contact is André Potvin at Université Laval
As wood is the only renewable material available in volume, is it relevant to reduce the quantity and optimize structural systems from a carbon point of view? The solid wood construction system does not consider limits to the production of the resource and the amount of wood installed is advantageously seen as a large carbon sequestration, but would it be advantageous to minimize the use of wood? How to consider in a life cycle approach the organic nature thus non-permanence of this sequestration? This project will adopt a macro approach to the entire building sector to develop different scenarios of the likely and desirable contribution of the wood industry to the challenges of decarbonizing the building sector.
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