This sector EPD covers Australian-produced glued laminated timber/lumber (glulam). The forestry stage, the processing of sawlogs into sawn timber products, and the final glue-laminating steps are performed at numerous sites around Australia.
The declared unit is 1 cubic metre of glulam. The scope is cradle-to-gate with options. The production stage includes forestry, log haulage, sawing, kiln-drying, planing, finger-jointing, face-bonding, pressing and curing, finishing, and packaging. Environmental information is also supplied for preservative treatment. Five optional end-of-life scenarios are included: two for landfill, one for energy recovery, one for reuse, and one for recycling.
The document complies with the requirements for an industry-wide EPD under the Green Building Council of Australias Green Star rating system and the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).