Module: Environmental aspects of wood Unit: Wood for Good Lifecycle Database

Date Published

16 August 2022

Document Type



The aim of this learning resource is to introduce students and apprentices to the Wood for Good Lifecycle Database, which is an online resource that publishes generic Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data on behalf of the whole British timber industry.

Key Information

The Wood for Good Lifecycle Database is an online resource that publishes LCA data for the British timber industry.

It aims to provide environmental and design information to support the selection of timber over competing materials.

The methodology for producing an LCA is determined by the international standards ISO 14040 and ISO 14044.

LCA studies aim to evaluate a range of environmental impacts that occur throughout a product or material’s life cycle. One category of particularly high importance is global warming.

Case studies

The new house is situated in a small village near to Cowes on the Isle of Wight, on a small cul-de-sac overlooking the Solent.

The Hurlingham Club, founded in the 1870s, is a famous sports club with a Georgian clubhouse, polo grounds, croquet lawns and tennis courts set in 17 hectares of picturesque grounds alongside the Thames in Fulham, London.