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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, ...

Life-Cycle Assessment of Redwood Decking in the ... - CiteSeerX31 Jul 2013 ... (Sequoia sempervirens) decking that would quantify the critical environmental impacts of decking from cradle to grave. Using that LCI data, a life-cycle assessment (LCA) was produced for redwood decking. The results were used to compare the environmental footprint of redwood decking to other decking materials that serve an equivalent function. The other materials examined include plastic (cellular PVC) and woodplastic composites (WPCs) with recycled.

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 ...

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.

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 ACQ-treated lumber with ... - VHN13 Dec 2010 ... A cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment was done to identify the environmental impacts related to alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ)-treated lumber used for decking and to determine how the impacts compare to the primary alternative product, wood plastic composite (WPC) decking. A model of ACQ- treated lumber life cycle stages was created and used to calculate inputs and outputs during the lumber production, treating, use, and disposal stages. Lumber ...

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.

ACQ-Treated Lumber LCA - VHN3 Nov 2009 ... opportunities to lessen impacts, to complete an LCA of wood plastic composite (WPC) decking. (the primary alternative product), and make comparisons of the product impacts. The scope covers the full cradle-to-grave life cycle of ACQ-Treated Lumber and WPC decking. General Conclusions. If a family of three people installs an average deck using ACQ-treated lumber, their. footprint for energy, greenhouse gas (GHG), fossil fuel, acidification, potential smog,.

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 ...... fences we find for example narrow plastic posts, composites and spring-steel.

Life Cycle Assessment of Fiber Composites_final__rättad - KTHKUNGL. TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN. SOM-EX 06-40. Royal Institute of Technology. Department of Urban Planning and Environment. Division of Environmental Strategies Research- FMS. Environmental Impacts of Fiber composite Materials. Study on life cycle Assessment of Materials used for. Ship Superstructure. SHAKILA UMAIR. Stockholm, 2006. Supervisors: Associate Prof. Anna Björklund. Dr. Anna Hedlund-Åström. Master Thesis. Environmental Strategies Research ...

Sustainability and Life Cycle AnalysisSUSTAINABILITY 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 ..... At the manufacturing end, numerous technological inno- vations that get more product out of each log continue to emerge. For example, improve- ments in sawmilling have joined lumber and wood/plastic composite lumber. Some wood.

PN03.2103 furniture review WEB.pdf - Forest and Wood Products ...metals or plastics. 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 cycle analysis (LCA) for the forest products ...

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 ...

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