Science Inventory

GREEN OAK AS A SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIAL

Impact/Purpose:

  • To develop contemporary green (un-dried) oak construction techniques for the US building market that will allow currently underutilized heart centers of logs to be used as an extremely low energy, carbon friendly, beautiful, and high value wood product – as structural members in sustainable buildings.
  • To develop technical documentation necessary for the construction of a demonstration project that will further acceptance of this abundant, renewable regional resource.

Description:

Technical documentation necessary for a project demonstrating the viability of green oak as a contemporary structural material. These will include material grading guidelines, mechanical testing, architectural construction documents and details, specifications, engineering calculations, and lessons learned from the construction of full scale mock ups.

Record Details:

Record Type: PROJECT (ABSTRACT)
Start Date: 08/15/2013
Completion Date: 08/14/2014
Record ID: 260244

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH