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Andersen, M (2002) Light distribution through advanced fenestration systems. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 264–81.

Dulaimi, M F, Ling, F Y Y, Ofori, G and Silva, N D (2002) Enhancing integration and innovation in construction. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 237–47.

Fuller, R J and Luther, M B (2002) Thermal simulation of an Australian university building. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 255–63.

Greenwood, D and Wu, S (2012) Establishing the association between collaborative working and construction project performance based on client and contractor perceptions. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 299-308.

Huang, C-F and Lien, H-C (2012) An empirical analysis of the influences of corporate social responsibility on organizational performance of Taiwan's construction industry: using corporate image as a mediator. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 263-75.

Kohler, N and Hassler, U (2002) The building stock as a research object. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 226–36.

Laar, M and Grimme, F W (2002) German developments in guidance systems: an overview daylight. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 282–301.

Rose, T M and Manley, K (2012) Adoption of innovative products on Australian road infrastructure projects. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 277-98.

Stehn, L (2002) Environmental labelling of timber-framed dwellings and their building components. Building Research & Information, 30(04), 248–54.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: building components; environmental labelling; FSC labelling; functional requirements; performance based standards; service life of components; timber framed houses; wood products; Sweden
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=cgmp3r4x1192ay7h
  • Abstract:
    Demands by customers for environmental better products produced under economically sound conditions are increasing steadily. Wood has a lower environmental impact than most of the competing materials used in the building sector. However, for reliable customer information, environmental impact verification methods for timber-frame houses are needed. The Forest Steward Council (FSC) is a forest certification scheme operating at a global level. It relies upon a performance based standard that includes specific performance measures that can be used as a basis for product labeling; minimizing the environment impact is covered by one of the FSC's ten principles. A case study of a customized timber-frame house illustrates the possibility of using the FSC percentage-based volume criteria as an environmental labeling, ensuring criteria that the wood products come from well managed forests. The case study demonstrates not only the simplicity, but also the drawbacks of applying the FSC labeling to complex wood products such as houses, and an analysis of a proposed model gives insights into how the FSC labeling can be extended for houses by incorporating building functional and service life criteria.

Thomson, D, Kaka, A, Pronk, L and Alalouch, C (2012) The use of freelisting to elicit stakeholder understanding of the benefits sought from healthcare buildings. Construction Management and Economics, 30(04), 309-23.