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dc.contributor.authorRamage, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorBurridge, Hen
dc.contributor.authorBusse-Wicher, Men
dc.contributor.authorFereday, Gen
dc.contributor.authorReynolds, Ten
dc.contributor.authorShah, Darshilen
dc.contributor.authorWu, Guangluen
dc.contributor.authorYu, Len
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Pen
dc.contributor.authorDensley-Tingley, Den
dc.contributor.authorAllwood, Julianen
dc.contributor.authorDupree, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorLinden, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorScherman, Orenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T15:21:56Z
dc.date.available2016-11-21T15:21:56Z
dc.date.issued2017-02-01en
dc.identifier.issn1364-0321
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261239
dc.description.abstractTrees, and their derivative products, have been used by societies around the world for thousands of years. Contemporary construction of tall buildings from timber, in whole or in part, suggests a growing interest in the potential for building with wood at a scale not previously attainable. As wood is the only significant building material that is grown, we have a natural inclination that building in wood is good for the environment. But under what conditions is this really the case? The environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward; although it is a natural product, a large amount of energy is used to dry and process it. Much of this can come from the biomass of the tree itself, but that requires investment in plant, which is not always possible in an industry that is widely distributed among many small producers. And what should we build with wood? Are skyscrapers in timber a good use of this natural resource, or are there other aspects of civil and structural engineering, or large-scale infrastructure, that would be a better use of wood? Here, we consider a holistic picture ranging in scale from the science of the cell wall to the engineering and global policies that could maximise forestry and timber construction as a boon to both people and the planet.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was funded in major part by a Leverhulme Trust Programme Grant. Additional support comes from the EPSRC (UK)EP/K011774/1 (Allwood and Densley-Tingley) and NSERC (Canada) (Fleming).
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
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dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleThe wood from the trees: The use of timber in constructionen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage359
prism.issueIdentifierPart 1en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviewsen
prism.startingPage333
prism.volume68en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6411
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-09-25en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.rser.2016.09.107en
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-02-01en
dc.contributor.orcidRamage, Michael [0000-0003-2967-7683]
dc.contributor.orcidShah, Darshil [0000-0002-8078-6802]
dc.contributor.orcidWu, Guanglu [0000-0002-9690-5992]
dc.contributor.orcidAllwood, Julian [0000-0003-0931-3831]
dc.contributor.orcidDupree, Paul [0000-0001-9270-6286]
dc.contributor.orcidLinden, Paul [0000-0002-8511-2241]
dc.contributor.orcidScherman, Oren [0000-0001-8032-7166]
dc.identifier.eissn1879-0690
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Trust (RP2013-SL-008)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/M01679X/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/K011774/1)
cam.issuedOnline2016-10-13en
dc.identifier.urlhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1364032116306050?via%3Dihuben
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