This project provided a comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of alternative constructions, based on a typical Australian house design.
The study applied LCA to determine the impacts of a typical house design and tested newly available inventory data for timber products. The study also examined the implications of uniform building efficiency requirements as viewed through a ’LCA’ lens. While the study did not seek to contract alternative material combinations within a single design, the core objective was an exploratory. The study sought to identify issues for building practitioners in environments where methodologies such as LCA and mandatory building performance formed key elements of building design criteria.
Researchers: Mr Andrew Carre
Forest and Wood Products Australia