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    The goal of this study was to gain an understanding of the environmental impact for softwood lumber production through a gate-to-gate life-cycle inventory (LCI) of softwood sawmills in the northeastern and north central United States (NE/NC). Primary mill data were collected per Consortium on Research for Renewable Industrial Material (CORRIM) Research Guidelines (CORRIM 2001). Life-cycle analysis is beyond the scope of the study.

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    Citation

    Bergman, Richard D.; Bowe, Scott A. 2009. Life cycle environmental performance of renewable building materials in the context of residential construction : phase II research report: an extension to the 2005 phase I research report. Module D, Life cycle inventory of softwood lumber manufacturing in the Northeastern and North Central United States. [Seattle, WA : Consortium for Research on Renewable Industrial Materials (CORRIM)], 2009: iv, 50 p.

    Keywords

    Product life cycle, environmental aspects, sawmills, energy consumption, forest products, sustainable forestry, biomass utilization, renewable natural resources, softwoods, Northeastern states, lumber, wood waste, renewable energy sources, energy industries, biomass energy, wood waste as fuel, forest products industry, service life, environmental indicators, energy conservation, building materials, Middle West, green technology, emissions, life cycle assessment

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