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

Environmental Impact of Producing Hardwood Lumber using Life-Cycle Inventory
Richard D. Bergman, Scott A. Bowe

An Assessment of Wood Product Processing Technology Advancements between the CORRIM I and II Studies
Jamie Meil, Jim Wilson, Jennifer O’Connor, Jim Dangerfield

OSU News Release: Study Indicates Wood Is Most “Green” Building Materia
David Stauth, James Wilson

 

Wood and Fiber Science

Volume 42 ~ CORRIM Special Issue ~ March 2010

Introduction to Special Issue: Extending the Findings on the Environmental Performance of Wood Building Materials
Bruce Lippke, James B. Wilson

Cradle-to-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of US Wood Products Production: Corrim Phase 1 and Phase 2 Products
Maureen E. Puettmann, Richard Bergman, Steve Hubbard, Leonard Johnson, Bruce Lippke, Elaine Oneil, Francis G. Wagner

Life-Cycle Impacts of Inland Northwest and Northeast/North Central Forest Resources
Elaine E. Oneil, Leonard R. Johnson, Bruce R. Lippke, James B. McCarter, Marc E. McDill, Paul A. Roth, James C. Finley

Life-Cycle Inventory of Softwood Lumber From the Inland Northwest U.S
Maureen E. Puettmann, Francis G. Wagner, Leonard Johnson

Environmental Impact of Manufacturing Softwood Lumber in Northeastern and North Central United States
Richard D. Bergman, Scott A. Bowe

A Gate-To-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Solid Hardwood Flooring in the Eastern U.S
Steven S. Hubbard, Scott A. Bowe

Life-Cycle Inventory of Particleboard in Terms of Resources, Emissions, Energy, and Carbon
James B. Wilson

Life-Cycle Inventory of Medium Density Fiberboard in Terms of Resources, Emissions, Energy, and Carbon
James B. Wilson

Life-Cycle Inventory of Formaldehyde-Based Resins Used in Wood Composites in Terms of Resources, Emissions, Energy, and Carbon
James B. Wilson

 

Wood and Fiber Science

Volume 37 ~ CORRIM Special Issue ~ 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