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One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
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Richard Bergman
Richard Bergman

Richard Bergman, PhD

Economics, Statistics and Life Cycle Analysis Research
Unit: FPL-4851
Research Forest Products Technologist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726-2398

Phone: 608-231-9477
Fax: 608-231-9508
rbergman@fs.fed.us

Current Research

Consequential life-cycle analysis of products produced from biomass thermo-chemical conversion and densificationThe effect of timing of GHG issions on climate change impacts for harvesting, production, use and disposal of building productsDynamic carbon inventory of the life cycle of wood products in conjunction with working forestsDeveloping new and updating wood product life-cycle assessment data for creating business-to-business Environmental Product DeclarationsCarbon impacts of wood productsLife-cycle primary energy and carbon footprint of recovering wood from buildings for reuse


Research Interest

Life-cycle analysis of wood building materials and bioenergy resources to quantify critical emissions and thus environmental impactsCarbon footprint of wood products including the impact of dynamic GHG fluxesComparison of critical environmental impacts for wood products and their alternatives


Past Research

Heat treatment (sterilization) of wood productsWood energy with a focus on gasification


Research Importance

Life-cycle inventories (LCIs) and life-cycle assessments (LCAs) of wood products are critically needed 1) to support LCA calculations and material selection decisions under Green Building codes and standards and 2) to provide data needed for environmental products declarations for wood products and thereby maintain their competitiveness.Methods development that include the effect of timing of greenhouse gas emissions is critical to accurately estimate the climate change impacts of wood products use that have varying emissions over time.LCI and LCA information can aid wood product manufcaturers and users by identifying and modifying unit processes that the highest environmental impacts and thereby reduce emissions.


Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D. Primary: Forestry Secondary: Life-cycle analysis , 2012
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, M.S. Primary: Forestry Secondary: Life-cycle analysis , 2007
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI, B.S. Chemical Engineer , 1996
  • Northcentral Technical College, WI, A.S. Electromechanical Technology , 1991

Professional Experience

  • Research Forest Products Technologist, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madiosn, Wisconsin 1999 - Current Focused on evaluating the forest sector role in sustainable management of natural systems. This includes evaluating indicators of sustainability of forest management, estimating and analyzing the role of forests and wood products in mitigating climate change by storing carbon and offsetting missions, evaluating opportunities to use forest biomass in the West to mitigate fire risk, and conducting life cycle analysis of the environmental effects of wood and bioenergy products. The life-cycle analysis area is new and will have its own problem statement when the research work unit (RWU) description is approved. This reflects an increasing emphasis in the RWU of understanding the environmental impacts, particularly carbon emissions and offsets, of wood and paper product products production and use.

Professional Organizations

  • Astm E60 Sustainabilty Committee, Member E60.01 Buildings and Construction Subcommittee I am a ASTM E60 committee member working on creating standards from the following two work items: 1) Work Item# 23356: Standard Practice for Development of Product Category Rules for Use in Development of Environmental Declarations for Building Products and Systems (FPL Technical Lead) and 2) Work Item #28938: Standard Practice for Life Cycle Assessment of Whole Buildings (2010 - Current)
  • Consortium For Research On Renewable Industrial Materials (Corrim), Vice-President Of Solid And Engineered Wood Products Vice-president of solid and engineered wood products As part of CORRIM, I am involved with the following: 1) developing life-cycle research proposals in conjunction with other CORRIM members, 2) working on life-cycle research projects with other CORRIM members, and 3) providing guidance on direction of CORRIM's objectives (2009 - Current)
  • American Center on Life-Cycle Assessment, Member LCI Database Committee I present life-cycle research at ahe annual conferences and revieweproceedings papers . (2008 - Current)
  • Forest Products Society, Vice Chairman Midwest Section Board I am currently co-chair of the North American Wood Windows and Doors Symposium to be held April 18-19, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN. In addition, I present research at annual conferences, review manuscripts for the Forest Products Journal (FPJ) related to life-cycle analysis and submit manuscripts from my research to the FPJ for peer-review. (2004 - Current)
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST), Member Member I present research at SWST annual conferences, review manuscripts for the Wood and Fiber Science (W&FS) journal related to life-cycle analysis and submit manuscripts from my work to W&FS journal for peer-review. (2004 - Current)

Awards

  • Rural Community Assistance Award, 2005 In the Spirit of Working Together for Rural America
  • First National Fire Plan Award, 2004 Innovation in Utilization of Biomass
  • USDA Secretary’s Group Award for Enhancing the Capacity of All Rural Residents, Communities, and Bus, 2003 For exceptional dedication and commitment in providing technical and marketing assistance to rural forest-dependent communities and business

Below are the 90 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2018
 
Title: A comparative life-cycle assessment of briquetting logging residues and lumber manufacturing coproducts in western United States
Source: Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34(1): 11-24.
Author(s) Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda; Bergman, Richard D.; Ganguly, Indroneil; Pierobon, Francesca
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life cycle assessment and environmental building declaration for the design building at the University of Massachusetts
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-255. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 1-73.
Author(s) Gu, Hongmei; Bergman, Richard
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life cycle assessment of activated carbon from woody biomass
Source: Wood and Fiber Science. 50(3): 229-243
Author(s) Gu, Hongmei ; Bergman, Richard ; Anderson, Nathaniel ; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda
Year: 2018   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2017
 
Title: A supply chain approach to biochar systems [Chapter 2]
Source: In: Bruckman, Viktor; Varol, Esin Apaydin; Uzun, Basak; Liu, Jay, eds. Biochar: A Regional Supply Chain Approach in View of Climate Change Mitigation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 25-45.
Author(s) Anderson, Nathaniel M.; Bergman, Richard D.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Continued development and outreach for the Athena Impact Estimator for buildings
Source: fplrip-4851-019-Athena-Bergman-OConnor
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; O’Connor, Jennifer
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: CORRIM: forest products life-cycle analysis update overview
Source: Forest Products Journal. 67(5-6): 308-311
Author(s) Oneil, Elaine ; Bergman, Richard D.; Puettmann, Maureen E.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-gate life cycle assessment of composite I-joists produced in the southeast region of the United States
Source: CORRIM Final Report Module F2. Seattle, WA: University of Washington. 1-115
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-gate life-cycle assessment of composite I-joist production in the United States
Source: Forest Products Journal. 67(5/6): 355-367.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-gate life-cycle assessment of composite I-joists produced in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States
Source: CORRIM Final Report, Module F1. Seattle, WA: University of Washington. 1-110.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-gate life-cycle assessment of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) produced in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States
Source: CORRIM Final Report. Module H2. 90 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-gate life-cycle assessment of laminated veneer lumber produced in the southeast region of the United States
Source: CORRIM Final Report. Module H2. 90 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-gate life-cycle assessment of laminated veneer lumber production in the United States
Source: Forest Products Journal. Forest Products Journal. 67(5/6): 343-354.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-grave life cycle assessment of syngas electricity from woody biomass residues
Source: Wood and Fiber Science. 49(2), 2017: 177-192.
Author(s) Gu, Hongmei; Bergman, Richard
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Development of environmental product declarations
Source: fplrip-4851-020-AWC-Bergman-Bland.
Author(s) Bland, Kenneth; Bergman, Richard
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Impacts of the Allocation Assumption in Life-Cycle Assessments of Wood-Based Panels*
Source: Forest Products Journal. 67(5-6): 390-396.
Author(s) Taylor, Adam M.; Bergman, Richard D.; Puettmann, Maureen E.; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life cycle analysis of biochar [Chapter 3]
Source: In: Bruckman, Viktor; Varol, Esin Apaydin; Uzun, Basak; Liu, Jay, eds. Biochar: A Regional Supply Chain Approach in View of Climate Change Mitigation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 46-69.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Gu, Hongmei; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Anderson, Nathaniel M.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life cycle assessment of cellulosic ethanol and biomethane production from forest residues
Source: BioResources. 12(4): 7873-7883.
Author(s) Liang, Shaobo; Gu, Hongmei; Bergman, Richard D.
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Maintaining life-cycle analysis data for U.S. wood products.
Source: fplrip-4851-021-CORRIM-Bergman-Oneil.
Author(s) Oneil, Elaine; Bergman, Richard
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Potential for tall wood buildings to sequester carbon, support forest communities, and create new options for forest management
Source: fplrip-4851-018-NCSU-TallBldgs-Bergman-Kelley
Author(s) Kelley, Stephen S.; Bergman, Richard
Year: 2017   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: Carbon Mitigation Impacts of Increased Softwood Lumber and Structural Panel Use for Nonresidential Construction in the United States
Source: Forest Products Journal
Author(s) Nepal, Prakash; Skog, Kenneth E.; McKeever, David B.; Bergman, Richard D.; Abt, Karen L.; Abt, Robert C.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle to Gate Life Cycle Assessment of North American Cellulosic Fiberboard Production
Source: CORRIM Final Report. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. January 2016. 66 p.
Author(s) Puettmann, Maureen; Bergman, Richard; Oneil, Elaine
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-To-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of North American Hardboard and Engineered Wood Siding and Trim Production
Source: CORRIM Final Report. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. July 2016.
Author(s) Puettmann, Maureen; Bergman, Richard; Oneil, Elaine
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Estimating GHG Emissions from the Manufacturing of Field-Applied Biochar Pellets
Source: Proceedings of the 59th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Zhang, Hanwen; Englund, Karl; Windell, Keith; Gu, Hongmei
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life cycle assessment of U.S wood pallet production
Source: fplrip-4851-016-NWPCA-Bergman-Alanya-Gething
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda; Gething, Brad A.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life cycle impacts of North American wood panel Manufacturing
Source: Wood and Fiber Science 48: pp. 40-53
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Kaestner, D.; Taylor, A. M.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Assessment of a Distributed-Scale Thermochemical Bioenergy Conversion System
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, 48(2), 2016, pp. 129-141; 2016.
Author(s) Gu, Hongmei; Bergman, Richard
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Not just lumber--Using wood in the sustainable future of materials, chemicals, and fuels
Source: JOM, Vol. 68(9). pp. 2395-2404
Author(s) Jakes, Joseph E.; Arzola, Xavier; Bergman, Richard; Ciesielski, Peter; Hunt, Christopher G.; Rahbar, Nima; Tshabalala, Mandla; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.; Zelinka, Samuel L.
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Switchgrass Fuel Pellets Manufactured in the Southeastern United States
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, Volume 47, Number 2, 2015; pp. 147-159.
Author(s) Bergman, R. D., PhD.; Reed, D. L.; Taylor, A. M.; Harper, D. P.; Hodges, D. G.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-gate life cycle impacts of redwood forest resource harvesting in northern California
Source: Journal of Cleaner Production
Author(s) Han, Han-Sup; Oneil, Elaine; Bergman, Richard D.; Eastin, Ivan L.; Johnson, Leonard R.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Cellulosic Fiberboard Produced in North America
Source: Bergman R. 2015. Cradle-to-gate life-cycle inventory of cellulosic fiberboard produced in North America. CORRIM Final Report. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. Revised May 2015. 57 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-to-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Hardboard and Engineered Wood Siding and Trim Produced in North America
Source: Bergman R. 2015. Cradle-to-gate life-cycle inventory of hardboard and engineered wood siding and trim produced in North America. CORRIM Final Report. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. August 2015. 78 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Environmental Performance of North American Wood Panel Manufacturing
Source: In: Proceedings, 1st International Conference on Bio-based Building Materials. June 21-24, 2015. Clermont-Ferrand, France: 2015; pp. 592-598.
Author(s) Bergman, R.; Kaestner, D.; Taylor, A.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: LCA Study for Pilot Scale Production of Cellulose Nano Crystals (CNC) from Wood Pulp
Source: Proceedings from the LCA XV Conference
Author(s) Gu, Hongmei; Reiner, Richard; Bergman, Richard; Rudie, Alan
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-cycle GHG emissions of electricity from syngas produced by pyrolyzing woody biomass
Source: Proceedings of the 58th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology June 7-12, 2015 Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA, pp. 376-389.
Author(s) Gu, Hongmei; Bergman, Richard
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis of I-joist Production in the United States
Source: In: Proceedings of the 58th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology June 7-12, 2015 - Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming, USA pp. 167-175.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis of Laminated Veneer Lumber Production in the United States
Source: Proceedings of the 58th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology June 7-12, 2015 - Grand Teton National Park, Jackson, Wyoming, USA; pp. 61-70.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: Gate-to-gate Life-Cycle Inventory of Hardboard Production in North America
Source: In: Proceedings, 48th International Wood Composite Symposium. April 30-May 1, 2014. Seattle, WA. 9 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard, PhD.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Heat treatment of Firewood for Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire): Case Studies
Source: J. For. Volume 112, Number 4, 2014; pp. 361–370.
Author(s) Wang, Xiping; Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Brashaw, Brian K.; Myers, Scott W.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life cycle impacts of manufacturing redwood decking in Northern California
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, Volume 46, Number 3, 2014; pp. 322–339.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Oneil, Elaine; Eastin, Ivan L.; Han, Han-Sup
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis of Bioproducts from a Modular Advanced Biomass Pyrolysis System
Source: In: Proceedings, Society of Wood Science and Technology 57th International Convention. June 23-27, 2014. Zvolen, Slovakia: 2014; pp. 405-415.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard, PhD.; Gu, Hongmei
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis of Cellulosic Fiberboard Production in North America
Source: In: Proceedings, Society of Wood Science and Technology 57th International Convention. June 23-27, 2014. Zvolen, Slovakia: 2014; pp. 542-550.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The Carbon Impacts of Wood Products
Source: Forest Prod. J. Volume 64, Number 7/8, 2014; pp. 220–231.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard, PhD.; Puettmann, Maureen; Taylor, Adam; Skog, Kenneth E.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Updating of U.S. Wood Product Life-Cycle Assessment Data for Environmental Product Declarations
Source: In: Proceedings, 2014 World Conference on Timber Engineering. Quebec City, Canada, August 10-14, 2014. 8 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard, PhD.; Oneil, Elaine; Puettmann, Maureen; Eastin, Ivan; Ganguly, Indroneil
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: A life cycle inventory for switchgrass fuel pellets
Source: Southeastern Sun Grant Center. Knoxville, TN. 26 p.
Author(s) Taylor, A.; Reed, D.; Bergman, R., PhD.; Harper, D.; Hodges, D.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Comparative Life-Cycle Assessment of California Redwood Decking
Source: CORRIM. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. January 2013. 10 p.
Author(s) Oneil, Elaine; Bergman, Richard, PhD.; Han, Han-Sup; Eastin, Ivan
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle to Gate Life Cycle Assessment of Softwood Lumber Production from the Northeast-North Central
Source: Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. April 2013. 33 p.
Author(s) Puettmann, Maureen; Oneil, Elaine; Bergman, Richard, PhD.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life Cycle Impacts of Redwood Forest Resource Harvesting in Northern California
Source: Han H, Oneil E, Bergman R, Eastin I. 2013. Life cycle impacts of redwood forest resource harvesting in northern California. In Proceedings: 2013 Korea Forest Engineering Society Meeting. April 11-12, 2013. Seoul, Korea. 4 p.
Author(s) Han, Han-Sup; Oneil, Elaine; Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Eastin, Ivan L.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-cycle assessment of redwood decking in the United States with a comparison to three other decking materials
Source: Life-cycle assessment of redwood decking in the United States with a comparison to three other decking materials. To be published to the Web at CORRIM.ORG. ; 2013; 101 p.
Author(s) Bergman, R., PhD.; Sup-Han, H.; Oneil, E.; Eastin, I.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Energy and GHG Emissions for New and Recovered Softwood Framing Lumber and Hardwood Flooring Considering End-of-Life Scenarios
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Research Paper, FPL-RP-672, 2013; 35 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Falk, Robert H.; Gu, Hongmei; Napier, Thomas R.; Meil, Jamie
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Temporal Considerations of Carbon Sequestration in LCA
Source: In: Proceedings from the LCA XIII International Conference, October 1-3, 2013, Orlando, FL 2013; pp.136-142.
Author(s) Salazar, James; Bergman, Richard, PhD.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Cradle-to-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory and Impact Assessment of Wood Fuel Pellet Manufacturing from Hardwood Flooring Residues in the Southeastern United States
Source: Forest Prod. J. Volume 62, Number 4, 2012; pp. 280–288. 2012
Author(s) Reed, Daniel; Bergman, Richard, PhD.; Kim, Jae-Woo; Tayler, Adam; Harper, David; Jones, David; Knowles, Chris; Puettmann, Maureen E.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Developing a dynamic life cycle greenhouse gas emission inventory for wood construction for two different end-of-life scenarios
Source: In: International Symposium of Life Cycle Assessment and Construction, July 10-12, Nates, France, 2012. pp. 318-325; 2012.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Salazar, James; Bowe, Scott
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluating a Small Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) Designed Solar Kiln in Southwestern New Mexico - Part 1
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-211, 2012.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Bilek, Ted E.M.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluating the Environmental Performance of Wood-Based Biofuels
Source: Forest Prod. J. Volume 62, Number 4, 2012; pp. 244–246.
Author(s) Lippke, Bruce; Bergman, Richard, PhD.; Taylor, Adam; Puettmann, Maureen E.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life Cycle Primary Energy and Carbon Analysis of Recovering Softwood Framing Lumber and Hardwood Flooring for Reuse
Source: In: Proceedings , Instruments for Green Futures Markets, American Center for Life Cycle Assessment XI Conference, October 4-6, 2011; copyright 2012. pp. 44-52.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Gu, Hongmei; Napier, Thomas R.; Salazar, James; Falk, Robert H.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis of Manufacturing Redwood Decking
Source: Proceedings of the 55th International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Han, Han-Sup; Oneil, Elaine; Eastin, Ivan L.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-cycle inventory of manufacturing hardwood lumber in Southeastern US
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, Volume 44, Number 1, 2012, pp. 71-84; 2012
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The effect on climate change impacts for building products when including the timing of greenhouse gas emissions
Source: University of Wisconsin PH.D Dissertation, 2012 278p
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D, PhD.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: EPD-Environmental product declarations for wood products-an application of life cycle information about forest products
Source: Forest Products Journal, Volume. 61, Number 3, pp. 192-201;2011
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Taylor, Adam
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Heat Treatment of Firewood - Meeting the Phytosanitary Requirements
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report FPL-GTR-200, 2011
Author(s) Xiping Wang; Richard Bergman; Brian K. Brashaw; Scott Meyers; Marc Joyal
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life cycle inventory of manufacturing prefinished engineered wood flooring in Eastern US with comparison to solid strip wood flooring
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, Volume 43, Number 4, 2011, pp. 421-441; 2011
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory of Manufacturing Prefinished Engineered Wood Flooring in the Eastern United States
Source: Bergman, R; Bowe, Scott. 2011. Life-cycle inventory of manufacturing prefinished engineered wood flooring in the eastern United States. CORRIM Phase II Final Report. Module N University of Washington, Seattle, Wa. pp. 1-47; 2011
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Science Supporting the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Using Wood and Wood Products in Green Building Construction
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-206, 2011
Author(s) Ritter, Michael A.; Skog, Kenneth; Bergman, Richard
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: .Wood Handbook, Wood as an Engineering Material (All Chapters)
Source: Forest Products Laboratory. Wood handbook - Wood as an engineering material. General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 508 p. 2010
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Cai, Zhiyong; Carll, Charlie G.; Clausen, Carol A.; Dietenberger, Mark A.; Falk, Robert H.; Frihart, Charles R.; Glass, Samuel V.; Hunt, Christopher G.; Ibach, Rebecca E.; Kretschmann, David E.; Rammer, Douglas R.; Ross, Robert J.; Star
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cradle-To-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory Of Us Wood Products Production: Corrim Phase I And Phase Ii Products
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, 42(CORRIM Special Issue), 2010, pp. 15-28; 2010
Author(s) Puettmann, Maureen E.; Bergman, Richard; Hubbard, Steve; Johnson, Leonard; Lippke, Bruce; Oneil, Elaine; Wagner, Francis G.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Environmental Impact Of Manufacturing Softwood Lumber In Northeastern And North Central United States
Source: Wood and Fiber Science, 42(CORRIM Special Issue), 2010, pp. 67-78
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluating Warp of 2 by 4s Sawn from Panels Produced through Green Gluing Dimension Lumber from Small Ponderosa Pine Logs
Source: Forest Prod. J. 60(1):57-63. 2010
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Simpson, William T.; Turk, Christopher
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Heat sterilization of ash (Fraxinus spp.) firewood: Heat-treating options, temperature monitoring and thermal verification
Source: Wood Material Science and Engineering, 2010; 5:104-109; 2010
Author(s) Wang, X.; Bergman, R. D.; Mace, T.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory of Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing in the Southeastern United States
Source: Lippke, Bruce, Jim Wilson, Leonard Johnson, Maureen Puettmann. 2009. Phase II Research Report. Life Cycle Environmental Performance of Renewable Materials in the Context of Building Construction. Module L : Life-Cycle Inventory of Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing in the Southeastern United States by Richard D. Bergman and Scott A. Bowe. Seattle, WA : CORRIM, 2010. 50 p
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory of Manufacturing Prefinished Engineered Wood Flooring in the Eastern United States
Source: In: Proceedings, Society of Wood Science and Technology 53rd International Convention. Geneva, Switzerland. October 11-15, 2010. WS11. 2010 pp. 1-10.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.; Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Using Reclaimed Lumber and Wood Flooring in Construction: Measuring Environmental Impact Using Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis
Source: Proceedings of the International Convention of Society of Wood Science and Technology and
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Gu, Hongmei; Falk, Robert H.; Napier, Thomas R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood Handbook, Chapter 13: Drying and Control of Moisture Content
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-190. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory: 13-1 - 13-20. Chapter 13.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: Evaluating Physical Property Changes for Small-Diameter, Plantation-Grown Southern Pine after In Situ Polymerization of an Acrylic Monomer
Source: Forest Prod. J. 59(10):64-71.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Ibach, Rebecca E.; LaPasha, Constatine; Denig, Joseph
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Exploring Methods for Prevention of Oxidative Stain in Soft Maple
Source: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FPL-RP-654, January 2009
Author(s) Michael C. Wiemann; Richard D. Bergman; Mark Knaebe; Scott A. Bowe
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Heat-Treatment Options and Heating Times for Ash Firewood
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-187, October 2009
Author(s) Xiping Wang; Richard Bergman; William T. Simpson; Steve Verrill; Terry Mace
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory of Softwood Lumber Manufacturing in the Northeastern and North Central United States
Source: Lippke, Bruce, Jim Wilson, Leonard Johnson, Maureen Puettmann. 2009. Phase II Research Report. Life Cycle Environmental Performance of Renewable Materials in the Context of Building Construction. Module D : Life-Cycle Inventory of Softwood Lumber Manufacturing in the Northeastern and North Central United States by Richard D. Bergman and Scott A. Bowe. Seattle, WA : CORRIM, 2009. 50 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Environmental impact of producing hardwood lumber using life-cycle inventory
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 40, no. 3 (2008): pages 448-458.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D. Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Evaluating shrinkage of wood propellers in a high-temperature environment
Source: Research Note FPL-RN-0309. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 7 pages.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Ross, Robert J.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Life-Cycle Inventory of Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing in the Northeast and North Central United States
Source: Lippke, Bruce, Jim Wilson, Leonard Johnson, Maureen Puettmann. 2009. Phase II Research Report. Life Cycle Environmental Performance of Renewable Materials in the Context of Building Construction. Module C : Life-Cycle Inventory of Softwood Lumber Manufacturing in the Northeastern and North Central United States by Richard D. Bergman and Scott A. Bowe. Seattle, WA : CORRIM, 2008. 50 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Operation and Cost of a Small Dehumidification Dry Kiln
Source: FPL-RN-0310, October 2008
Author(s) Bergman
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Primer on Wood Biomass for Energy
Source: FPC&R Technology Marketing Unit
Author(s) Richard Bergman, John Zerbe
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Environmental Impact of Producing Hardwood Lumber Using Life-Cycle Inventory
Source: In: Proceedings of the 10th International IUFRO Division 5, Wood Drying Conference, August 26-30, 2007, Orono, Maine, USA. p. 180-185. 2007
Author(s) Bergman, R.D.; Bowe, S.A.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Fuels for schools: case study in Darby, Montana
Source: General Technical Report FPL-GTR-173. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 21 pages.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard; Maker, Timothy M.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Gate-to-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory on Hardwood Sawmills in the Northeastern Region of the United States
Source: Bergman, Richard D. Gate-to-gate life-cycle inventory on hardwood sawmills in the Northeastern Region of the United States. MA Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, c2007. 67 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Gate-to-Gate Life-Cycle Inventory on Hardwood Sawmills in the Northeastern Region of the United States
Source: Gate-to-gate life-cycle inventory on hardwood sawmills in the Northeastern region of the United States. MS Thesis. July 11, 2007. 73 p.
Author(s) Bergman, Richard D., PhD.
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood
Source: In: Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology. New York : John Wiley & Sons, c2007. p. 1-59 (Online posting July 13, 2007.) DOI: 10.1002/0471238961.2315150404211802.a01.pub2; 2007
Author(s) Kretschmann, Winandy, clausen, Wiemann, Bergmann, Rowell, Zerbe, Beecher, White, McKeever, Howard
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2005
 
Title: Preliminary Evaluation of Mechanical and Physical Properties of Modified Wood
Source: FPL RIP-4714-011
Author(s) Rick Bergman; Dr. Joseph Denig
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Wood fueled boiler financial feasibility user's manual
Source: Madison, WI : Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, 2005: 13 pages
Author(s) Govett, Robert; Bowe, Scott; Mace, Terry; Hubbard, Steve; Dramm, John (Rusty); Bergman, Richard
Year: 2005   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2004
 
Title: Basic Wood Energy Information
Source: USDA Forest Service State and Private Forestry. Madison, WI
Author(s) Zerbe, John; Bergman, Richard;
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Use of wood energy for lumber drying and community heating in southeast Alaska
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-152. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 14 pages
Author(s) Nicholls, David L.; Zerbe, John I.; Bergman, Richard D.; Crimp, Peter M.
Year: 2004   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2016
Near-woods integrated system for processing post-harvest residues into bioenergy products. Richard Bergman, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
Highlight ID: 652
Environmental Evaluation of Converting Post-harvest Forest Residues to Bioenergy Products

Forest residues are a low-value byproduct of timber harvest operations that are typically burned or left to rot. Using forest residues as a bioenergy source replacing fossil fuels may decrease fossil-fuel-based greenhouse gass emissions. Accordingly, ...

Preliminary state diagram of water in wood constructed from literature data on the glass transitions of wood polymers and calorimetric studies on water in wood Samuel Zelinka, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.
Highlight ID: 650
New Model for Understanding the Fiber Saturation Point of Wood

The fiber saturation point is a key measure of how much water can be held within wood before free water forms in empty spaces within wood structure. Forest Service researchers developed a new model to understand how bound and free water are partition ...

 
Publication Year: 2014
The Tucker Renewable Natural Gas unit is a new bioenergy technology that uses wood such as forest biomass as its fuel source. Richard Bergman, USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 577
Novel Technology Uses Waste Wood to Make Bioenergy while Sequestering Carbon

Wood companies need high-value uses for wood residues. A new technology developed by Forest Service researchers and their partners converts wood residues into high-value products such as biochar while producing bioenergy. The researchers are measurin ...

 
Publication Year: 2013
Life-cycle assessments help compares the environmental impacts of using wood decking versus non-traditional products. Tivoli Gough, USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 441
Redwood Decking is a Good Choice for the Environment

Building products produce emissions throughout their lifespan, from harvest and manufacturing to use and final disposal. Using building products with low emissions, including greenhouse gases, will mitigate climate change. From cradle-to-grave, redwo ...

 
Publication Year: 2011
Flooring made of old-growth Douglas-fir salvaged from deconstructed military barracks. Steve Schmieding, Forest Service
Highlight ID: 281
Evaluating the environmental impact of building material recovery and reuse

Within the green building and sustainable construction fields, there is a growing movement to recover and reuse building materials in lieu of demolition and landfill disposal. Reuse has several benefits including reducing carbon footprint, conserving ...

An excerpt from a Business to Consumer EPD for western redcedar decking. Jennifer O
Highlight ID: 285
Labeling Wood Products Based on Environmental Impacts - Helping consumers make sustainable choices

Environmental product declaration (EPD) is a summary of the environmental impacts associated with producing and using a product or service. An EPD is based on a life cycle assessment (LCA) and can be used to compare products on an equal basis. EPDs a ...

 
Publication Year: 2010

Highlight ID: 170
Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material

The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood in highly engineered structures. ...

Research Projects serving in the role of Principal Investigator
 
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Evaluate the environmental impacts including carbon mitigation benefits of wood-based product production and use in combination with benefit

Total affiliated publications: 42
10-01-201209-30-2017

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Documenting the Carbon Impact of Laminated Veneer Lumber Production

Research Forest Products Technologist Richard D. Bergman continues his good work for the environment with a recent publication, Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis of Laminated Veneer Lumber Production in the United States...

06-02-2015

Composit-framingUpdating Building Design Software to Quantify Environmental Impacts

With continuously growing interest in green building, it is important for building designers to consider the environmental impacts of their designs. Unfortunately, no building design software currently offers a way to quantify those impacts for building structures with wood...

02-18-2015

Emerald ash borerHeat Treatment of Firewood for Emerald Ash Borer:

The emerald ash borer—most of us have heard of this exotic species that is killing so many of our beloved ash trees. The Forest Service and others are working hard to stop its spread and the recent article, Heat Treatment of Firewood for Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire): Case Stud...

11-26-2014

input_outputUpdating of U.S. Wood Product Life-Cycle Assessment Data

The FPL publication of the month is Updating of U.S. Wood Product Life-Cycle Assessment Data for Environmental Product Declarations by Richard Bergman...

09-18-2014

Fig_01Life-Cycle Analysis of Redwood Decking

Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) scientist Rick Bergman recently led a life-cycle assessment study of redwood decking in the United States. In cooperation with the Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM), the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of...

01-21-2014