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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

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-7B

Abstract: Redwood is a unique species that has a limited natural range along the coastal zone of northern California. It is commonly used for decking because of its natural beauty and resistance to decay. For the consumer, choices to buy or use redwood decking or comparable products made from metal, wood, plastic, or concrete are done daily. Product selection is based on a spectrum of attributes including price, quality, and intended service application. In recent decades, the burdens that a particular product may place on human health and the physical environment are receiving increased consideration. In particular there is great concern about the environmental impacts associated with all phases of manufacturing, use, and disposal of forest products (Bowyer et al 2001).

Keywords: comparative; decking; life-cycle assessment; environmental impacts

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 259 kb(s)

Date posted: 08/04/2014
RITS Product ID: 68119
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Bergman, Richard
Research Forest Products Technologist
  

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