Developing a LCA database of imported wood materials

Ken Oshiro, Toshiharu Ikaga, Hiroki Hondo

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Wood is well-recognized as a renewable resource that can contribute to the reduction of environmental load and it has long been used as a material in the building sector. The LCA database for buildings (established by the Architectural Institute of Japan) has been developed and utilized to evaluate the reduction of environmental load through the use of wood materials. However, this method does not evaluate the environmental load incurred through the production and transportation of imported wood materials, although wood materials are imported into Japan in large volumes. Therefore, this study aims to develop a database which includes the environmental load of imported wood materials from several countries and regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-614
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun


  • Building material
  • Inputoutput analysis
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Lumber
  • Plywood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction


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