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1st Edition

Environmental Impact of Biomaterials and Biomass

ISBN 9781848063716
Published October 10, 2014 by IHS BRE Press
24 Pages 7 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

This report reviews how biomaterials and biomass have been assessed within The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles methodology, which underlies data. The way in which biomaterials and biomass are addressed within building-level environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes is also explained.

The report will give manufacturers and specifiers a general understanding of the significant benefits and impacts of biomaterials and biomass over their whole life cycle and help to identify opportunities for improvements to their environmental performance.

It is part of a series that provides comparable information on windows, masonry and concrete, metals, floor finishes, cladding and insulation to assess the environmental impact of specific construction materials.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Solid Timber  3. Wood-based Panels and Products  4. Plant Fibre and Cellulose  5. Animal Fibre
6. Biomass Energy  7. Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Profiles and The Green Guide  8. Applying the Updated Environmental Profiles Methodology to Biomaterials and Biomass  9. Functional Units  10. Treatment of Service Life and Durability  11. Modelling/Allocation  12. Treatment of Recycled and Reclaimed Inputs  13. Waste Disposal Scenarios  14. Treatment of Landfill at End of Life  15. Treatment of Recycling at End of Life  16. Carbon Sequestration  17. Transport in the Supply Chain  18. Key Impacts and Opportunities for the Biomaterials and Biomass Sector  19. Where More Data are Required

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