AHEC have published a series of environmental reports, with the help of sustainability expert Rupert Oliver, to help inform architects, designers, manufacturers, importers and exporters on the latest environmental developments relevant to American hardwoods. At the heart of this activity is research into the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of American hardwood as a design material. The first phase of this research is complete and the resulting ISO-conformant report on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of rough-sawn kiln-dried hardwood lumber is now available. Sustainability experts PE International prepared the report after an intensive process of data collection, analysis, and review. Phase two work on American hardwood veneer has begun and it is hoped that the final report will be available in the second quarter of 2013.
Please see below a list of relevant documents:
- ISO-conformant report on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of rough-sawn kiln-dried hardwood lumber
- Embodied impacts brochure