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Wood in Carbon Efficient Construction

Project Leader
Weiß Gerhard, BOKU Project Leader
Type of Research
Applied Research
Tykkä Saana, Project Staff (bis 01.09.2014)
Ludvig Alice, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest, Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
Funded by
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Association of the Austrian Wood Industries, Schwarzenbergplatz 4 (FV Holzindustrie) , 1037 Wien, Austria
The project is part of a scientific cooperation in the framework of the ERA-net Programme WoodWisdomNet. The Austrian part is financed by FFG and the Association of Austrian Timber Industry in der project “EcoTimber”. The main objectives of ECO2 are (i) to create a holistic understanding of carbon efficiency in the full life-cycle of a building, (ii) to define the technical potential and obstacles for the use of wood in carbon efficient construction, (iii) to develop practical solutions for calculating and optimising the carbon footprint of different wood construction systems, and (iv) to disseminate the scientific results efficiently to relevant stakeholders, including e.g. authorities, regulation developers and construction industry. BOKU is mainly responsible for objective iv. The work is based on an innovation system analysis which will identify relevant target groups and their information needs. The work will then assess and select suitable communication and dissemination tools and strategies.
forestry and wood industry policy; innovation research; Sustainable development, sustainable economics;
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