Phase 1 Final Report

Life Cycle Environmental Performance of Renewable Building Materials in the context of Residential Construction

Phase 1 Research Report on the research plan to develop environmental performance measures for renewable building materials with alternatives for improved performance.

  • PHASE I RESEARCH REPORT (REVISED AUGUST 2, 2005)
  • RESEARCH PROTOCOL : These research guidelines were developed to ensure a consistent and comparable approach among the various institutions, panels, and task groups conducting CORRIM research. The guidelines detail the information required, include definitions, conventions and measurement units, and cover a range of methodological issues with particular emphasis on establishing boundaries and analysis limits to scope studies.
  • FINAL REPORT MODULES:
    • MODULE A: FOREST RESOURCES PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST
    • MODULE B: SOFTWOOD LUMBER - PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION
    • MODULE C: SOFTWOOD LUMBER - SOUTHEAST REGION
    • MODULE D: SOFTWOOD PLYWOOD MANUFACTURING
    • MODULE E: SOUTHEASTERN ORIENTED STRANDBOARD PRODUCTION
    • MODULE F: COMPOSITE I-JOISTS - PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST
    • MODULE G: GLUED LAMINATED BEAMS – PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST
    • MODULE H: LAMINATED VENEER LUMBER – PACIFIC NORTHWEST AND SOUTHEAST
    • MODULE I: DESIGN OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING SHELLS - MINNEAPOLIS AND ATLANTA
    • MODULE J: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A SINGLE FAMILY BUILDING SHELL - FROM HARVEST TO CONSTRUCTION
    • MODULES K, L and M (integrated June 1, 2005)
      • MODULE K: ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ASSOCIATED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS RELATED TO HEATING, COOLING, AND OCCUPYING VIRTUAL CORRIM HOUSES IN ATLANTA AND MINNEAPOLIS
      • MODULE L: ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ASSOCIATED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS RELATED TO MAINTENANCE OF A RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE
      • MODULE M: ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND ASSOCIATED GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS RELATED TO DECONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION OF A RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE
    • MODULE N: TRACKING CARBON FROM SEQUESTRATION IN THE FOREST TO WOOD PRODUCTS AND SUBSTITUTION
    • MODULE O: ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE INDEX FOR THE FOREST