Wood as a building material in the light of environmental assessment of full life cycle of four buildings

Grzegorz Pajchrowski , Andrzej Noskowiak , Anna Lewandowska , Władysław Strykowski


This paper presents the results of the research project financed by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (N N309 078138) and coordinated by the Wood Technology Institute in Poznan. One of the key points of this project was LCA study of four detached single-family dwellings in the context of intensification of wood usage. Four functionally equivalent buildings with different material structure, building technology and energy standards have been subjected to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) environmental impact analysis. The study has taken into account a full life cycle of the buildings, including the following stages: production of building materials, prefabrication, transport to the building site, building, use, demolition, transport of waste and final disposal of waste. Wood and wood-based materials, are the only ones from among the analysed building materials, that have shown an environmental benefit both from the “cradle-to-gate” (stage 1) and “gate-to-grave/reincarnation” (stage 7) perspective.
Author Grzegorz Pajchrowski - Instytut Technologii Drewna w Poznaniu
Grzegorz Pajchrowski,,
, Andrzej Noskowiak - Instytut Technologii Drewna w Poznaniu
Andrzej Noskowiak,,
, Anna Lewandowska (WT / KTiEPP)
Anna Lewandowska,,
- Department of Industrial Products and Ecology
, Władysław Strykowski - Instytut Technologii Drewna w Poznaniu
Władysław Strykowski,,
Journal seriesConstruction and Building Materials, ISSN 0950-0618, (A 40 pkt)
Issue year2014
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishlife cycle assessment, wood, building materials
ASJC Classification2205 Civil and Structural Engineering; 2215 Building and Construction; 2500 General Materials Science
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)40
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 40.0, 05-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 05-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 39; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 2.559; WoS Impact Factor: 2014 = 2.296 (2) - 2014=2.71 (5)
Citation count*93 (2021-06-19)
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