What is Sustainable Building?

Sustainable or green building construction aims to embody the principles of sustainable development including environmental protection, economic development, and social development. Sustainable buildings are designed and constructed to minimize energy requirements, reduce water consumption, and use materials which are of low environmental impact.
 

Cradle-To-Gate Life-Cycle Assessment of North American Hardboard and Engineered Wood Siding and Trim Production
Maureen Puettmann, Richard Bergman, Elaine Oneil

Cradle-To-Gate Life-Cycle Assessment of North American Cellulosic Fiberboard Production
Maureen Puettmann, Richard Bergman, Elaine Oneil

Cradle-To-Gate Life-Cycle Assessment of North American Laminated Strand Lumber Production

Forest Products Journal: Environmental Performance Improvement In Residential Construction – The Impact of Products, Biofuels, and Processes
Bruce Lippke, Lucy Edmonds

Structure Magazine (August ’05): Building Green With Wood
Bruce Lippke et al.

American Wood Council, Impacts: Lowering Environmental Costs of Home Construction

Forest Products Journal: Life-Cycle Environmental Performance of Renewable Building Materials
Bruce Lippke, Jim Wilson, John Perez-Garcia, Jim Bowyer, Jamie Meil

Forest Service News Release: Wood-frame Houses Better for the Environment, Rresearch Shows
Bruce Lippke, Jim Wilson, Jim Bowyer, Leonard Johnson, Paul Winistorfer, Bo Kasal

CORRIM Report: Environmental Performance of Wood vs Concrete and Steel In Home Construction

University of Washington News Release: Environmental Costs of Home Construction Lower With Wise Choice, Reuse of Building Materials
Bruce Lippke, Jim Wilson, Jim Bowyer, Leonard Johnson, Paul Winistorfer, Bo Kasal

 

Wood and Fiber Science

Volume 37 ~ CORRIM Special Issue ~ December 2005

Environmental Performance of Renewable Building Materials in Residential Construction
John Perez-Garcia, Bruce Lippke, David Briggs, James B. Wilson, James Bowyer, Jaime Meil

Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to the Use, Maintenance, and Disposal of a Residential Structure
Paul Winistorfer, Zhangjing Chen, Bruce Lippke, Nicole Stevens