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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s20.182

WOOD AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

AUTHOR/S: D. STOJIC, N. MARKOVIC, N. STOJKOVIC
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 3, 767-774 pp

ABSTRACT

In this paper we analysed timber and timber based products as renewable materials that
can be reused, recycled or used as energy source, with minimal waste. In civil
engineering the main aspects of environment are: consumption of material and energy
for constructing purposes, and emission of harmful materia into the environment during
the life cycle of construction. Forest regeneration has certain significance in the system
of sustainable development. Wood degradates easily which is an advantage considering
the waste management problem. The paper emphasizes the advantages of wooden
structures in terms of thermal characteristics. We also emphasized the positive effect on
global warming and greenhouse effect, because of the reduction of CO2 level with forest
regeneration.

Keywords: renewable materials, wood, recycling, green building, waste management, thermal characteristics