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R&DWorks webinars are invaluable opportunities to catch up with the latest research results and best practice processes. On this page you’ll find links to recorded presentations.

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  • Costs and benefits of forest biosecurity

    Wednesday 6 September, Presented by Dr Angus Carnegie, NSW Department of Primary Industries

    This talk is one of a series arising from a recent FWPA funded study that has attempted to quantify the costs and benefits of forest biosecurity using case-studies (PNC362-1415). 

    Australia’s forest and wood products industry faces a significant chall... Read More

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This LCA study assessed the total energy utilized and emissions generated when building, operating and, ultimately, demolishing a typical Australian, 5-star energy rated home over a 50-year life cycle. It considered five different building methods - from steel-framed, brick veneer on a concrete slab to timber-framed, weatherboard on an elevated timber floor - in three different climate regions; a total of 15 houses.

The results show houses that incorporate most timber in their construction have lower emissions of global warming gases, lower levels of resource depletion, generate less waste on demolition, and have less energy embodied in them over their total lifetime. The increased use of timber is also correlated to greater land and water use, which is to be anticipated for a forestry product.

Reference Number:
PNA147-0809

Findings Report:
PNA147-0809_Research_Report_Comparative-LCA_0.pdf

Construction Type Costing Report:
PNA147-0809_LCA_Cost_Report.pdf

Fact Sheet: 
Fact_sheet_LCA_Alternative_Constructions_House_Design.pdf

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Phone: +61 3 9927 3200
Fax: +61 3 9927 3288
Email: info@fwpa.com.au