Long-term estimate of CO2 balance considering forestgrowth cycle in promoting the use of construction timber

Takuhei Ushiro, Toshiharu Ikaga, Kosuke Meguro

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In this study, we model the estimation of the CO2 balance throughout the life cycle of construction timber. We study about construction utilization period considering forest-growth and show the long-term estimate of the emission reduction effect. As a result, it was found that CO2 balance become plus (absorption) using Japanese cedar and cypress in Kochi Prefecture more than 50 years as construction timber. Moreover, as a result of long-term estimate, we show emission reduction effect by increasing the construction timber volume and extending the utilization period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-654
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number42
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jun 1



  • Carbon balance
  • Forestry management
  • Inventory analysis
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Wood utilization period

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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