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    Author(s): R. Bergman; H. Sup-Han; E. Oneil; I. Eastin
    Date: 2013
    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.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Description

    The goal of the study was to conduct a life-cycle inventory (LCI) of California redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) decking that would quantify the critical environmental impacts of decking from cradle to grave. Using that LCI data, a life-cycle assessment (LCA) was produced for redwood decking. The results were used to compare the environmental footprint of redwood decking to other decking materials that serve an equivalent function. The other materials examined include plastic (cellular PVC) and wood–plastic composites (WPCs) with recycled content varying from 0% and 100%.

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    Bergman, R.; Sup-Han, H.; Oneil, E.; Eastin, I. 2013. Life-cycle assessment of redwood decking in the United States with a comparison to three other decking materials. Bergman, R., Sup-Han, H., Oneil, E., Eastin, I. 2013. 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.

    Keywords

    Redwood, decking, life-cycle assessment, LCA

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