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Environmental labelling of timber-framed dwellings and their building components
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3067-9451
2002 (English)In: Building Research & Information, ISSN 0961-3218, E-ISSN 1466-4321, Vol. 30, no 4, p. 248-254Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Demands by customers for environmentally better products produced under economically sound conditions are increasing steadily. Wood has a lower environmental impact than most of the competing materials used in the building sector. However, for reliable customer information, environmental impact verification methods for timber-frame houses are needed. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a forest certification scheme operating at a global level. It relies upon a performance-based standard that includes specific performance measures that can be used as a basis for product labelling; minimizing the environmental impact is covered by one of the FSC's ten principles. A case study of a customized timber-frame house illustrates the possibility of using the FSC percentage-based volume criteria as an environmental labelling, ensuring criteria that the wood products come from well-managed forests. The case study demonstrates not only the simplicity, but also the drawbacks of applying the FSC labelling to complex wood products such as houses, and an analysis of a proposed model gives insights into how the FSC labelling can be extended for houses by incorporating building functional and service-life criteria.

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2002. Vol. 30, no 4, p. 248-254
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Building Technologies
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Timber Structures
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3508DOI: 10.1080/09613210210132946ISI: 000176639700003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0036639146Local ID: 1566e4e0-6a59-11db-8cbe-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-3508DiVA, id: diva2:976366
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Validerad; 2002; 20061102 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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