I’m looking for case studies or reports demonstrating reasons to use CLT (and/or Mass Timber at large). Specifically, hoping for case studies that compare CLT panels to other building envelope systems (i.e. concrete tilt up, steel framed, etc.). The case study/report could include cost comparison, embodied carbon comparison, performance comparison, etc. Any information you are able to share would be helpful!
You may have already come across this, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the Tall Wood Design Institute’s series of reports on Carbon Impacts of CLT. It’s a great place to start and includes:
- An info sheet series about CLT, focused on its environmental impacts
- A case study series of WBLCAs for five buildings utilizing CLT
- An annotated bibliography of significant sources for the info sheet and case study series
We have publicly available comparative LCAs for a couple of our buildings -
Wood Innovation and Design Centre:
Building Case Study (wood above the foundations, including egress stairwells and elevator core): https://wood-works.ca/wp-content/uploads/151203-WoodWorks-WIDC-Case-Study-WEB.pdf
EPD and LCA: Wood Innovation and Design Centre Environmental Building Declaration - Case Studies, Research + Resources - naturally:wood
Catalyst Building LCA performed by the CLF (includes info for both the CLT specifically, and the whole building): https://carbonleadershipforum.org/katerra/
Happy to chat if you have any follow-up questions!