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Business-to-business carbon sequestration tool

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8139
Author
FPInnovations
Date
2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Environment
Author
FPInnovations
Date
2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 v.
Sector
Forest Operations
Pulp Paper and Bioproducts
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Biomaterials
Bioproducts
Building construction
Building materials
Cellulose
Construction materials
Design
Fuels
Gypsum
Nanocrystalline cellulose NCC
Panels
Paper products
Quality control
Standards
Wood construction
Language
English
Abstract
This calculator is intended as a companion to the Product Category Rules for North American Structural and Architectural Wood Prodcuts. It serves to simplify and standardize the approach to biogenic carbon accounting when developing EPDs according to that PCR. This tool comes in two versions: one for use with cradle-to-grave LCA data (the B2C tool) and one for use with cradle-to-gate LCA data (the B2B tool)
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Business-to-consumer carbon sequestration tool

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8140
Author
FPInnovations
Date
2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Environment
Author
FPInnovations
Date
2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 v.
Sector
Forest Operations
Pulp Paper and Bioproducts
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Biomaterials
Bioproducts
Building construction
Building materials
Cellulose
Construction materials
Design
Fuels
Gypsum
Nanocrystalline cellulose NCC
Panels
Paper products
Quality control
Standards
Wood construction
Language
English
Abstract
This calculator is intended as a companion to the Product Category Rules for North American Structural and Architectural Wood Prodcuts. It serves to simplify and standardize the approach to biogenic carbon accounting when developing EPDs according to that PCR. This tool comes in two versions: one for use with cradle-to-grave LCA data (the B2C tool) and one for use with cradle-to-gate LCA data (the B2B tool)
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Carbon sequestration tool: Background and user guide: FPInnovations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3196
Date
January 2013
Edition
39856
Material Type
guide
Research report
Field
Environment
Date
January 2013
Edition
39856
Material Type
guide
Research report
Physical Description
11 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Environment
Series Number
W-3108
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations commissioned the Athena Institute to develop a biogenic carbon calculation tool for use in Environmental Product Declarations, EPD’s, developed under their Product Category Rules, PCR, for North American wood products. Athena has developed two such tools to supplement two types of LCA studies. Cradle-to-gate: Cradle-to-gate LCA refers to those that begin in the forest “cradle” and end with the packaged product at the manufacturing “gate”. Business-to-business, B2B, EPD’s are developed form cradle-to-gate LCAs. Cradle-to-grave: Cradle-to-grave LCA includes the cradle-to-gate processes as well as the transportation to user, end-use, and end-of-life treatment or “grave”. Business to Consumer, B2C, EPD’s are developed from cradle-to-grave LCAs.
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Comment le secteur forestier peut contribuer à l'atténuation des changements climatiques

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7924
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
Décembre 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
Décembre 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Climate
Environmental impact
Forestry
Risk assessment
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 N17
Language
French
Abstract
Une approche intégrée, misant sur la synergie entre des actions d’aménagement forestier, le stockage du carbone dans les produits forestiers de longue durée et la substitution sur les marchés permettrait au secteur forestier de jouer un rôle dans la lutte aux changements climatiques au cours des prochaines décennies.
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A comparative life cycle assessment of Canadian hardwood flooring with alternative flooring types

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39376
Author
Mahalle, Lal
Date
April 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Environment
Author
Mahalle, Lal
Date
April 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
154 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Materials
Building construction
Series Number
W-2847
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
This study presents a cradle-to-grave environmental profile for pre-finished hardwood flooring manufactured in eastern Canada and compares this to profiles for alternative flooring products such as carpets, ceramic tiles, vinyl, cork, and linoleum flooring. This is a life cycle assessment (LCA) study. Study Goals
Conduct a cradle-to-grave LCA for eastern Canadian hardwood flooring in a typical residential application;
Create cradle-to-grave profiles for alternative flooring products for which existing LCA was available (carpets, ceramic tiles, vinyl, cork , and linoleum flooring) and their use in typical residential applications;
Compare and contrast life cycle environmental impact of eastern Canadian hardwood flooring with alternative flooring types (carpets, ceramic tiles, vinyl, cork flooring, and linoleum) used in residential applications.
Building construction - Materials used
Environmental quality
Flooring
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Environmental performance of wood

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub37831
Author
O'Connor, J.
Date
March 2007
Material Type
Research report
Field
Environment
Author
O'Connor, J.
Date
March 2007
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Building construction
Design
Series Number
3703
W-2420
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
The major objectives of this project are to support the ATHENA™ Sustainable Materials Institute in its maintenance and further development of life cycle inventory (LCI) data on building materials and the accompanying software package (the ATHENA™ Environmental Impact Estimator); to support the integration of life cycle assessment (LCA) into popular green building programs such as LEED™; and to gather data to address various gaps or misperceptions regarding wood's environmental image.
Database
Computers - Information indexing by
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Environmental product declarations (EPDs) market assessment for Canadian wood products

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39377
Author
O'Connor, J.
Lavoie, P.
Mahalle, Lal
Date
March 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Environment
Author
O'Connor, J.
Lavoie, P.
Mahalle, Lal
Date
March 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
34 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Materials
Design
Building construction
Series Number
W-2848
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
This report discusses eco-labeling and the rise in interest of environmental product declarations (EPDs). EPDs are ISO Type III labels conveying non-judgemental life cycle assessment (LCA)-based environmental performance data about products. These documents work in principle like nutrition labels on food packages, transparently disclosing standardized data about the contents and enabling side-by-side comparison between products. EPDs are a user-friendly vehicle for bringing LCA data to the marketplace. In Europe and Asia, EPD development is on the rise, and some jurisdictions are moving towards making EPDs mandatory; this may have trade implications for Canadian exporters. Meanwhile, North America has been slow to follow this trend, although there is movement in the US towards development of standards. It is in the best interests of the wood products industry to accelerate North American activity in EPDs and position itself as a leader in industrial sustainability by developing EPDs early. Over two decades of work in LCA by the wood industry has already indicated that environmental metrics for wood products are generally better than those for competing products. In this report, EPDs are explained in terms of applications, benefits, risks and market drivers. We discuss how EPDs are created and identify global activity in EPD development and creation of national infrastructures. We address trade implications, assess Canada’s readiness, and provide recommendations for moving more quickly to bring the potential benefit of EPDs to the Canadian wood products sector.
Building construction - Design
Building construction - Materials used
Environmental quality
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Environmental product declaration: typical western red cedar decking

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39867
Author
FPInnovations
Date
April 2011
Material Type
Research report
Field
Environment
methodology is used to characterize the flows to and from the environment. Energy and material resource
Author
FPInnovations
Date
April 2011
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Environment
Manufacturing
Decking
Thuja plicata
Language
English
Abstract
This EPD addresses products from multiple manufacturers and represents an average for the membership of the Western Red Cedar Lumber Association (WRCLA), a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers of western red cedar products. This average is based on a sample that included two lumber mills in British Columbia (BC), combined with recent secondary data on western red cedar resource extraction from the Athena Institute. The total data represents 20% of western red cedar decking production in the year 2007.
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General program instructions for environmental product declarations (EPDs)

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8138
Author
FPInnovations
Date
March 2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Environment
Author
FPInnovations
Date
March 2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Pulp Paper and Bioproducts
Wood Products
Field
Environment
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Biomaterials
Bioproducts
Building construction
Building materials
Cellulose
Construction materials
Design
Fuels
Gypsum
Nanocrystalline cellulose NCC
Panels
Paper products
Quality control
Standards
Wood construction
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this program is to establish and implement the necessary process(es) for developing credible, comparable and consistent EPDs, for both Business to Business (B-to-B) applications and Business to Consumer (B-to-C) communications. The EPDs will be intended to assist purchasers and users to make informed comparisons between products, however they will not represent environmental claims regarding the superiority or equivalence of one product versus a competing product that performs the same function. This version replaces January 2011 version.
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How the forest sector can help mitigate climate change

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7925
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Lavoie, Patrick
Date
December 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Environment
Subject
Climate
Environmental impact
Forestry
Risk assessment
Series Number
InfoNote 2020 N17
Language
English
Abstract
An integrated approach leveraging the synergy between forest management actions, carbon storage in long-lived forest products and substitution in the marketplace would enable the forest sector to play an important role in the fight against climate change over the coming decades.
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