(2013) gave a meta wood product substitution average of 2.1 kg C[O.sub.2] displaced per kg C[O.sub.2] in wood used, while Sathre and O'Connor (2010b) also gave an average displacement factor value of 2.1 (meaning there is an average 2.1 t C[O.sub.2] equivalent emission reduction for each t C in wood products in substitution of non-wood products).
Panel II Report," Journal of the Society of Wood
"There is a significant consumer movement that is interested in green or environmentally conscious construction methods," said James Wilson, a professor of wood science and engineering at Oregon State University and vice president of CORRIM
. "We need to have a good understanding of the overall effects that different types of construction materials have in such areas as energy consumption, global warming, air and water impacts, and solid waste disposal"
To enhance the quality of CORRIM
's wood production data, selected wood products manufacturers were surveyed to collect primary wood boiler data from softwood lumber and plywood facilities operating in the PNW and SE regions of the United States.
Following issuance of reports of the National Commission on Materials Policy and that of CORRIM
, there was little evidence of change in federal or state policy regarding raw materials sourcing.
To that end, this special issue of the Forest Products Journal updates and expands on the prior CORRIM
research of six structural wood products, with two regions analyzed for each product.
Recently developed literature that quantifies regionally specific, direct on-site energy consumption at wood products manufacturing facilities is modest and has been developed by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM
) mostly for life-cycle inventories (CORRIM
: Life-cycle environmental performance of renewable building materials.
One of the key highlights of this year's program are keynote presentations by Oregon State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Professor and Head of the Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University and President of CORRIM
In the present study and the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM
) research done so far, a distinction is made between logging and mill residues that are part of the sequestered carbon in the standing tree.
phase 1 report, http://www.corriln.org/pubs/reports/2013/phasel_updates/index.asp.
This article would not have been possible without the extensive LCI/LCA research on wood products and fuels provided over the last 15 years by the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM
) and their support from the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory along with many of CORRIM
's member research institutions and private donors.