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Wood and Forestry

“Much of U.S. forestland is dedicated to commercial forestry— producing wood products, paper, fiber, and biofuels. Forestry and the continued economic value of wood’s supply chains are essential to maintaining forestland, supporting conservation projects, and protecting forests from land conversion. As the building sector seeks to decarbonize construction, there has been increasing emphasis on the potential for buildings to store carbon, in long-lived wood products like mass timber and engineered wood, locking up potential emissions and protecting them from fire and natural decomposition. However, there are questions about the full ecological impacts of increased timber production.” from Climate Smart Forestry

Wood Carbon Seminars

Research Purpose:   Answer common and critical questions about the carbon impacts of wood from the building industry. The Wood Carbon Seminars was an 8-part webinar series hosted by the Carbon...

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LCA of Katerra’s Buildings

Research Purpose:   Analyze environmental impacts of Katerra’s CLT supply chain, as well as its Catalyst Building. About Katerra commissioned the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) and Center for...

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LCA and Timber Optimization

Research Purpose: Explore how mass timber buildings can be optimized for material efficiency, and support a regionally-specific LCA case study of an office building in the Pacific Northwest....

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Climate Smart Forestry

Amplifying the climate benefits of the forestry sector Much of U.S. forestland is dedicated to commercial forestry— producing wood products, paper, fiber, and biofuels. Forestry and the continued...

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Carbon-Storing Materials

Summary Report | February 2021The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC): “Limiting warming to 1.5 degrees C will require removing carbon from the atmosphere in addition to reducing...

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2021 Material Baseline Report

Material Baseline Report | July 2021In order to set achievable targets, it is necessary to have a baseline from which to compare products within a material or product category. In January, the...

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