The 100-page book contains new information on sustainability, detailing the Seneca Creek legality risk assessment, the American Hardwood Environmental Profile (AHEP) and the map showing forest distribution, growth and timber removal. Further highlighting renewability, each species section gives the time taken by the forest to regrow a cubic metre, derived from AHEC’s online life cycle assessment tool.
Alongside detailed technical performance data, the species section features applications of the timber. These range from furniture in cherry, maple and red oak created for AHEC’s latest design project Connected, to the 40,000m2 of red oak used for cladding, flooring and glulam screening in Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London. There are also new sections on thermal modification of American hardwoods and CLT. It is designed in a way that will allow each AHEC region to drop in their own case studies so that the publication can be printed locally and tailored to individual markets as well as being offered in a wide range of global languages.
The book is available to view and download online and copies can be pre-ordered through the website. Physical copies will be distributed early December and other languages will become available in the new year.