Focus Area



In the Advanced Building Systems department, researchers in sustainability take a cradle-to-grave approach to evaluating the environmental impacts in the wood construction industry. Our focus is sustainability-driven innovation aiming to reduce lifecycle impacts through building design, reuse, recycling, and energy recovery. Our work goes beyond wood building materials to include adhesives, biofuels, bio-plastics, panels, and coatings and finishing products.

Our Services

In addition to research, we provide a wide range of services to assist manufacturers, architects, engineers, builders, and contractors, including:

  • Life-cycle assessment (environmental footprinting of buildings and products)
  • Environmental product declaration (EPD) (short publications providing customers with all LCA information on products and used in LEED projects)
  • State-of-the art technical handbooks to facilitate expansion of existing and implementation of new structural systems in mid- and high-rise applications.

Contact us to find out how we can help you deliver a successful project.