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Environmental comparison of decking made from ACQ treated ...25 Jan 2015 ... Report Rating: 1 out of 3. Report Published: 2011. Country: US. Author(s): Christopher A. Bolin, Stephen Smith. Publisher: Verduurzaamd Hout Nederland (association of companies in the wood treatment business in the Netherlands). Funder: Treated Wood Council (TWC), US. Keywords: life cycle analysis, LCA, cradle to grave analysis, environmental footprint, environmental performance, environmental impact, decking, timber, wood plastic composite, treated lumber, ...

Sustainability and Life Cycle Analysis - The Canadian Wood CouncilSUSTAINABILITY AND life cycle analysis for Residential Buildings. LCA Tools. Until recently, the only software tools available for sustainable design were energy performance simulators. A rising interest in life-cycle assessment and the ..... joined lumber and wood/plastic composite lumber. Some wood users may not realise that these wood products often contain a high degree of recycled content. Wood waste is also chipped into mulch, animal bedding, and other low-grade ...

PN03.2103 furniture review WEB.pdf - Forest and Wood Products ...In many examples, timber has been considered to be CO2 neutral when burned for energy production since the amount of CO2 released is balanced by the uptake of. CO2 from trees. In the production of timber furniture, it has been found that the use of even small amounts of other materials (such as metal or plastic trim, glues and varnishes) drastically increases the environmental impact of the furniture. The use of life cyc

Life Cycle Assessment of Creosote-Treated Wooden ... - RailTEClife cycle Assessment of Creosote-. Treated Wooden Railroad Crossties in the U.S. with Comparisons to. Concrete and plastic-composite. Ties. Written by Chris Bolin and Stephen. Smith for TWC, Published in Journal of. Transportation Technologies, 2013.

Wood-Plastic CompositesPerformance and ... - Springerfit well into the wood cascade as repeat processing continually produces material side streams which are suitable for use in WPCs, and reduction in material quality and size (from solid timber to particles and fibres) after each life cycle will. Fig. 8 Percent of respondents stating the listed specimen was natural in a binary decision assessment (Adapted from Burnard et al. 2015). *OSB Oriented Strand Board; **MDF Medium. Density Fibreboard. Wood-plastic compositesPerformance ...

Life Cycle Assessment: Are composites "green"? : CompositesWorldMethods for calculating the impact composites have on the environment enable data-driven comparisons to traditional materials on a level playing field.

LCA for NTR class A timber in ground contact and alternative ... - VHNAuthor. Martin Erlandsson. Title and subtitle of the report. LCA for NTR class A timber in ground contact and alternative materials. Horse fences and fence posts. Summary. The use of chemicals in construction products and risk mitigation are issues that are often attached to the selection of the ... timber and alternative posts of; plastic, untreated wooden posts of robinia (from central Europe) and Siberian larch (from Siberia). ..... such as plastic or plastic composites. The goal of this ...

CASTLE ITN - Life Cycle Assessment of Wood-Plastic Composites ...life cycle Assessment of Wood-plastic composites (WPC). Introduction. The Commission of the European Communities released the lead market initiative for Europe in 2007 which considers Europe's competitiveness for future markets based on an innovation-driven, sustainable economy. The assessment of environmental impacts and accounting for GHG emissions is since then driven with political support for industrial innovations towards a sustainable community. life cycle ...

Whole Life Analysis of timber, modified timber and aluminium-clad ...life cycle Assessment of timber, modified timber and aluminium-clad timber windows. Report for the Wood Window Alliance, June 2013. 2. Executive Summary. This report compares the service life, ownership cost and environmental impact of ..... Joints fully coated with D3/D4 adhesive. WWA Design. Standards. Glazing. Drained and vented upstand. Coated rebates and upstands. Robust glazing beads: nail and fill; aluminium; composite. BS 8000. Coatings. Preservative treated.

Environmental product design of Wood-Plastic Composites19 Feb 2015 ... Initial Training Network (ITN) for. Early Stage Researchers (ESR). 14 full time ESRs with international background. 9 partner institutes in Europe. Bioeconomy understand demands of sustainability from the point of view of both sciences and the business world. ESR 6: life cycle Assessment of Wood-plastic composites. CASTLE conference in Barcelona in Oct 2015 http://www.castle-itn.eu/ ...

Life Cycle Assessment of Creosote-Treated Wooden ... - CiteSeerX11 Apr 2013 ... doi:10.4236/jtts.2013.32015 Published Online April 2013 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/jtts). life cycle Assessment of Creosote-Treated Wooden. Railroad Crossties in the US with Comparisons to. Concrete and plastic composite Railroad Crossties. Christopher A. Bolin1, Stephen T. Smith2. 1AquAeTer, Inc., Division of Sustainability, Centennial, USA. 2AquAeTer, Inc., Division of Sustainability, Helena, USA. Email: cbolin@aquaeter.com, stephentsmith@wildblue.net.

The Environmental Impact of Utility Poles28 May 2008 ... Wooden Utility Pole life cycle. Materials. The wooden utility pole life cycle starts with timber harvesting. This generally consists of five components: felling; cutting trees to standard lengths and removing un- usable limbs and tops, moving ... life cycle analysis. To analyze the environmental impact of the utility pole's life cycle, we used. Carnegie Mellon University's Economic Input-Output life cycle analysis model (EIO-. LCA). xii. The EIO-LCA provides about 500 ...

ACQ-Treated Lumber LCA - VHN3 Nov 2009 ... ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION. This life cycle assessment (LCA) of Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ)-Treated Lumber has been prepared for: Treated Wood Council. 1111 19th St., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20036. This LCA of ACQ-Treated Lumber has been prepared by: AquAeTer, Inc. 7430 East Caley Avenue, Suite 310. Centennial, Colorado 80111Primary authors: Christopher A. Bolin and Stephen T. Smith. This study and report was completed on ...