This sector EPD covers Australian-produced sawn hardwood timber / lumber. Both the forestry stage and the processing of hardwood sawlogs into sawn timber products at sawmills around Australia are included. These hardwood products, both seasoned (kiln-dried) and unseasoned (green), are used for a large variety of structural and non-structural applications.
Hardwood timber is primarily produced in accordance with the standards "AS 2082 Timber - Hardwood - Visually stress-graded for structural purposes" and "AS 2796 Timber - Hardwood - Sawn and milled products".
The declared unit is 1 cubic metre of timber. The scope is ‘cradle-to-gate' with options. The production stage includes forestry, log haulage, processing, kiln-drying, planing and packaging. Environmental information is also supplied for preservative treatment. Five optional end-of-life scenarios are included: two for landfill, one 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 Australia's Green Star rating system and the Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) rating scheme of the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA).
Included products in this EPD
Dressed, kiln-dried hardwood
Rough-sawn, green hardwood