CORRIM Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets are published as summaries highlighting research results. They have been made available to provide an easy source of information regarding the activities of CORRIM. Each fact sheet is in PDF and will open in a new browser window.

Fact Sheet #10: The Role of Forests, Management, and Forest Products on Carbon Mitigation (December 2013)
Reducing carbon emissions has become an international commitment with carbon credit markets and pollution taxes on fossil emissions developing at a rapid pace. Placing diverse perspectives on this issue in the context of regional variations in forest management helps clarify effective options.

Fact Sheet #9: Forest Management Impacts on Carbon Pools in the Inland West (June 2010)
Increases in average area burned by wildfire in the Inland Northwest are resulting in increased carbon emissions and reduced opportunities to store carbon in wood products and to displace fossil intensive products like steel and concrete.

Fact Sheet #8: Decision support for management identification of best forest treatments for life-cycle carbon offsets, fire reduction, and avoiding future costs (January 2010)
Forest managers are being asked to maximize / increase carbon sequestration and carbon offsets in forest management planning while endeavoring to control climate change impacts on specific forest types. 

Fact Sheet #7: Woody Biofuel Contributions to Carbon Mitigation: Opportunities and Problems - Introduction (January 2010)
Harvesting trees for production of building products removes carbon from the forest that was first removed from the atmosphere through photosynthesis.

Fact Sheet #6: Product and Process Environmental Improvement Analysis for Buildings - Carbon Life Cycle Assessment (December 2009)
Life cycle analysis of house designs has shown that wood framing generally produces lower burdens than concrete or steel alternatives. Understanding the burdens imposed by specific products and processes can provide more direction.

Fact Sheet #5: Maximizing Forest Contributions to Carbon Mitigation: The science of life cycle analysis – a summary of CORRIM's research findings (March 2009)
Growing trees takes carbon out of the atmosphere storing it first in the forest, which when harvested moves this carbon to storage in products while at the same time displacing fossil intensive products like steel and concrete.

Fact Sheet #4: Reducing Environmental Consequences of Residential Construction through Product Selection and Design (September 2004)
There is an increased interest in reducing environmental impacts through residential building design. This fact sheet shows how product selection and design provide substantial opportunities in reducing environmental burdens.

Fact Sheet #3: The Role of Northwest Forests and Forest Management on Carbon Storage (revised September 2004)
Rreducing carbon emissions has become an international commitment and carbon trading or carbon credit markets are developing. These issues and how they relate to the PNW are addressed.

Fact Sheet #2: CORRIM Report on Environmental Performance Measures for Renewable Building Materials (August 2004)
this fact sheet discusses the concept and mission of CORRIM.

Fact Sheet #1: Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (January 1997)
This is the original CORRIM fact sheet published in .