Use of bio-based building materials: perceptions of Swedish architects and contractors
2016 (English)In: New Horizons for the Forest Products Industry.: 70th Forest Products Society International Convention, Madison: Forest Products Society, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
This study is intended to contribute to the understanding of the probability that bio-based materials are chosen in residential buildings and to the understanding of the drivers and barriers for an increased use of bio-based building materials. For this purpose, semi-structured interviews were held with Swedish architects and contractors. The results indicate a low probability of selection of bio-based materials in Swedish residential building, mainly due to insufficient incentives, lack of knowledge and experience, bad examples, issues regarding performance and construction-related culture and habit. However, the attitude among contractors has started to change in a more positive direction. Green building certificates, as well as other environmental standards and regulations, were seen as a promising way to increase the use of bio-based materials. Evidence that the materials maintain a certain quality over time was also identified as an important measure to increase the incentives to select bio-based materials.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Madison: Forest Products Society, 2016.
Forestry, agricultural sciences and landscape planning - Wood fibre and forest products
Skogs- och jordbruksvetenskap samt landskapsplanering - Träfiber- och virkeslära
Research subject Wood Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-28406Local ID: 23220c3c-0075-4494-9f0d-57bfade41742OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-28406DiVA: diva2:1001602
Forest Products Society International Convention : 26/06/2016 - 29/06/2016
Godkänd; 2016; 20160712 (dicsan)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved