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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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Forest and Wood Products Australia
Level 11, 10-16 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia

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