2 edition of Developing and commercializing sustainable new wood products found in the catalog.
Developing and commercializing sustainable new wood products
by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI
Written in English
|Series||General technical report FPL ;, GTR-136, General technical report FPL ;, 136.|
|Contributions||Enk, Gordon A., Hart, Stuart L.|
|LC Classifications||TS800 .U532a no. 136|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||46 p. :|
|Number of Pages||46|
|LC Control Number||2003628975|
A study by Architecture And Design and published in the Journal of Sustainable Forestry finds that the world’s forests contain more than billion cubic yards of wood, but relatively little of that is turned into wooden building materials. Globally, there is a virtually inexhaustible supply of wood. The world has come to rely on concrete, steel, aluminum and . A Human History of Wood. During the Devonian period over million years ago, trees were among the main drivers of climate change. This was the era when land-based plants first appeared and.
In light of increasing pressures to adopt a more sustainable approach to product design and manufacture, the requirement to develop sustainable products is one of the key challenges facing industry in the 21st century. Hence, the concept of developing sustainable products as well as services is evolving as a key element of Cleaner by: Sustainable Lumber Co. is situated within the pristine mountains of Montana. Well known for artisan craftsmanship our millwork plant is located within a small rural Mennonite community. Our company consists of eleven families collectively working together to handcraft our extensive and exclusive lines of sustainable, reclaimed wood floors and.
basis for a sustainability comparison of a new product with a current product. The process emphasises that in order to develop more sustainable products, the team working with material or product development must be aware of which surrounding . Developing Markets for Wood Products in China China and British Columbia are working together to introduce wood frame building systems that will significantly reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in China. Learning Objectives After viewing this presentation and relevant support material, users should be able to: Describe why British Columbia is a world-class .
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Developing and Commercializing Sustainable New Wood Products A Process for Identifying Viable Products Gordon A. Enk, ed. Principal, Partners for Strategic Change, Seattle, Washington Stuart L.
Hart, ed. Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar Kenan Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Get this from a library. Developing and commercializing sustainable new wood products: a process for identifying viable products. [Gordon A Enk; Stuart L Hart;] -- A process was designed to evaluate the sustainability and potential marketability of USDA Forest Service patented technologies.
The process was designed and tested jointly by Developing and commercializing sustainable new wood products book University of North. Developing and commercializing sustainable new wood products: a process for identifying viable products. Sustainable wood products.
As consumers become more educated about what they buy, sustainably-harvested products have gained a following, and sustainable wood pAuthor: Jeanne Bonner. Sustainable wood supplies are produced by owners who care for our forests by ensuring they stay as forests and continue to produce for Americans in the future.
Some forest owners even have their land and management practices certified as sustainable by third-party certification programs such as the American Tree Farm System. Developing and commercializing sustainable new wood products: a process for identifying viable products / Gordon A.
Enk, Stuart L. Hart, eds. Published Madison, Wis.: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Sustainability in the context of sustainable product development generally includes the consideration of environmental, social, regulatory and economic factors for the development, production, use, and ultimate disposal of products.
Sustainable new product development is an integral part of the entire innovation and new product development (NPD. Sustainable wood is grown and harvested in eco-friendly forests, and describes recycled and reclaimed products. Some good examples of sustainable wood include bamboo, cane, mango, and plants mature rapidly and can be continuously replanted instead of cutting trees from tropical rain forests.
Timber and wood products, such as poles, from indigenous trees in African dry forests and woodlands are used locally to meet basic needs and to generate income. 7 SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS WE SAW AT GREENBUILD Coeur d’Alene Wood offers the look of reclaimed wood but is made with new, naturally rot-resistant Alaskan yellow cedar.
The wood is put through a patented, foot environmental chamber that ages the wood, delivering the look of years of weathering and coloration without the use of paints, stains, or VOCs.
with regard to developing new products and new markets. Research on wood products companies in Maine and Minnesota demonstrated that wood products firms recognized as industry role models were significantly more likely to have a formal planning process than the industry as a whole (Howe and others ).
Formal,File Size: 1MB. In Finland and Europe, only sustainably produced wood harvested from certified forests is used. European forests are managed based on the criterion of sustainable development. The annual growth of the forests is considerably greater than what is origin of the wood products is known.
Wood is the only building material whose legal origin and sustainable. products for developing countries, and hence open new markets for themselves. Part of their marketing design therefore is the placement: how they distribute the product, service it, and.
The demand for wood products here in the United States is climbing at twice the rate of population growth. NRS scientists work in many scientific disciplines to develop methods to conserve and enhance forest wood resources.
Some work to grow timber trees effectively and efficiently, others to ensure adequate regeneration of seedlings and. Wood-based Entrepreneurs Toolkit: New Product Development.
Contributions in Education and Outreach No. 3d, Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University, Corvallis. Improving existing and developing completely new products is an important part of maintaining a healthy business. This document outlines key principles.
The method is designed to provide pragmatic guidance to business and industry for developing sustainable products and services as well as incorporating this approach within existing corporate. We realized the huge challenges to developing and commercializing new technologies to the scale of several thousand tons of biomass per day (which may take decades) and the significant benefits—and potential short cut—of aligning with century-old industrial giants, such as the forest products industry, with mature and efficient production.
When you invest in reclaimed, recovered, and FSC® new wood, you are choosing a sustainable, quality product with enduring beauty. Reclaimed wood involves investing in the meticulous care in deconstruction, combining similar sources, de-metalling, sorting for character, trimming for quality and filling holes where appropriate.
life cycle analysis, wood products from sustainable man-aged forestry, and the economic contribution of wood products to sustainable forestry. The Non-Wood Forest Products Research Group focuses on the discovery, development, and wise use of non-wood products found in forests around the world.
This. Bamboo and rattan grow across much of the developing world, including in many equatorial countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. They make good alternatives to wood charcoal and cotton fibres, and bamboo can be burned or used in biogas systems to provide a sustainable source of bio-energy.
Research and development of wood products and building systems also are lagging that of other materials. A combination of scientific advancement in the areas of life cycle analysis and the development of new technologies for improved and extended wood utilization are needed to continue to advance wood as a green construction material.Using locally produced wood fuel creates new opportunities for economic development and employment, especially in rural areas where the wood fuel can be grown and processed.
Using locally grown wood fuel makes sense because it keeps the money generated in the local economy and keeps transportation costs down.Sustainable hardwoods are harvested from forests managed to maintain a natural balance of tree and plant diversity.
The harvesters also take pains to reduce the impact of the harvest by maintaining a buffer of trees around waterways and reseeding areas damaged by the lumbering equipment.
That's good news. But lumber producers must do even more Author: Heather Kolich.