Based on the analysis of the construction market and of the wood value chain, and of the regulatory environment surrounding WCPs in the European Union, the study identifies barriers and opportunities for an increased deployment of these products. It then performs a critical review and comparison of existing methodologies for the calculation of embodied emissions and biogenic carbon content.
The study then proposes the design of a method, usable by practitioners, to assess the climate benefits of using WCPs. The method values the fact that WCPs delay the release of GHG by several decades (long-term carbon capture). Based on this method, a remuneration scheme is proposed to encourage the usage of WCPs, targeting beam manufacturers and project developers.
Fields of Expertise
- Sustainable Systems