What is Life Cycle Assessment?

Life-cycle assessment (LCA), which began in the 1960s has evolved as an internationally accepted way to analyze complex impacts and outputs of a product and the corresponding effects on the environment. This state-of-art methodology produces environmental information based on the allocated inputs and outputs to a product. Furthermore, the environmental outcomes can accurately target the source of impacts such as where, when, and how impacts occur through a product’s life.

Forest Resources – Pacific Northwest and Southeast- CORRIM: Phase I Final Report, Module A
Leonard R. Johnson, Bruce Lippke, John D. Marshall, Jeffrey Comnick

Cradle to Gate LCA of Softwood Lumber Production from the Pacific Northwest
Maureen E. Puettmann, Elaine Oneil, Mike Milota, and Leonard R. Johnson

 

Wood and Fiber Science

Volume 37 ~ Special CORRIM Report ~ December 2005

Documenting the Environmental Performance of Wood Building Materials
James B. Wilson

Life-Cycle Analysis of Wood Products: Cradle-to-Gate LCI of Residential Wood Building Materials
Maureen E. Puettmann, James B. Wilson

Life-Cycle Impacts of Forest Resource Activities in the Pacific Northwest and Southeast United States
Leonard R. Johnson, Bruce Lippke, John D. Marshall, Jeffrey Comnick

Gate-to-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Softwood Lumber Production
Michael R. Milota, Cynthia D. West, Ian D. Hartley

Gate-to-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Softwood Plywood Production
James B. Wilson, Eric T. Sakimoto

Gate-To-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Oriented Strandboard Production
D. Earl Kline

Gate-To-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of I-Joist Production
James B. Wilson, Eric R. Dancer

Gate-To-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Glued-Laminated Timbers Production
Maureen E. Puettmann, James B. Wilson

Gate-To-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Laminated Veneer Lumber Production
James B. Wilson, Eric R. Dancer