Wood

Swiss National Science Foundation NRP 66 Resource Wood

In 2010 the Swiss National Science Foundation launched athe National Research Programme 66 to investigate the potentials of wood as a national resource. The team led by Prof. Hellweg investigated the ecological implications of wood use. The project had a budget of 1 million Swiss Francs and brought forward three PhDs. I was lucky enough to be one of those PhD students and my project looked into the ecological potentials of wood use in buildings.

Tracking Construction Material over Space and Time: Prospective and Geo-referenced Modeling of Building Stocks and Construction Material Flows

Construction material plays an increasingly important role in the environmental impacts of buildings. In order to investigate impacts of materials on a building level, we present a bottom‐up building stock model that uses three‐dimensional and …

Modelling environmental impacts of buildings – energy, material, and dynamics

Buildings are responsible for a considerable share of global environmental impacts. Therefore, the building stock is an important stakeholder for reaching environmental targets. In Switzerland the vision of the 2000-Watt Society has been adopted by …

Welches sind die ökologischsten Holzverwendungen?

Environmental Impact of Buildings---What Matters?

The goal of this study was to identify drivers of environmental impact and quantify their influence on the environmental performance of wooden and massive residential and office buildings. We performed a life cycle assessment and used thermal …

Ecological use of wood resources in Switzerland: an overview from the Swiss National Research Program (NRP) 66

Wood resources are scarce and can at the same time be used for many applications ranging from construction, components, pulp and paper, and chemicals to energy. In order to make optimal use of wood from the environmental perspective the project …