Latest Reports

New Life Cycle Assessments and Peer Reviewed publications for wood products available

We recently completed Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) using new survey data from manufacturing facilities across the U.S. for Lumber, Plywood, Laminated Veneer Lumber, I-Joists, Oriented Strand Board, Laminated Strand Lumber, Hardboard, Cellulosic Fiberboard, and wood boilers.  The new LCA reports were developed consistent with the Product Category Rules for North American Structural and Architectural Wood Products.   View the new LCA reports …

The peer reviewed publication covering these products is now available in a CORRIM Special Issue of the Forest Products Journal (Vol 67, No.5/6, 2017) .  View them here …

In the News

Introducing the CLTree

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Using Tiny Bits of Trees to Save The Forest

In this talk Michael Goergen discusses how to help forests and the environment using cellulosic nanotechnology. Michael Goergen joined the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) in September of …

Healthy Demand for Southern Timber Ensures Forested Lands Remain Forested

The evidence is clear: Demand for forest products—including wood pellets, wood chips and other renewable wood resources used to generate energy—is associated with more, not less, productive forests. http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/15210/healthy-demand-for-southern-timber-ensures-forested-lands-remain-forested   …

Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

This full CLT building houses a biomass heating system, fueled by wood chips from forest health projects in Plumas County, to provide sustainable heat to the Health and Human Services …

Oregon State University’s New Mass Timber Building

The new Peavy Hall, Oregon State’s Forest Science Complex is under construction.  The complex will demonstrate innovative uses of wood in building design and showcase different engineered wood products and materials …

NHERI TallWood Project

With global urbanization trends, the demands for tall residential and mixed-use buildings in the range of 8~20 stories are increasing. One new structural system in this height range are tall …