| CORRIM, the Consortium
for Reseach on Renewable Industrial Materials, is comprised of 15
research organizations: APA The Engineered Wood Association, ATHENA
TM Sustainable Materials Institute, Forintek Canada Corp.,
Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, North Carolina
State University, Oregon State University, Purdue University, University
of Idaho, University of Minnesota, University of Tennessee, University
of Washington, USDA-Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Washington
State University, and Virginia Tech University.
- The CORRIM report aims to provide a database of information
for quantifying the environmental impacts and economic costs of
wood building materials through the stages of planting, growing
manufacturing, construction, operational use, and demolition.
- There are seven individual research modules in the Phase I
interim report. They are
Module A: Forest Resources
Module B: Pacific Northwest Softwood Lumber
Module C: Southern U.S. Softwood Lumber,
Module D: Softwood Plywood
Module E: Oriented Strandboard
Module F: Design of Residential Building Shells, Minneapolis and
Module G: Environmental Impacts of a Single Family Building Shell
- from harvest to construction.
summary is available in pdf form.
*** The entire report is on-line and available
in pdf form at the CORRIM website (http://www.corrim.org.)
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