In line with standard LCA procedure, the final stage of the AHEC-commissioned study will involve “interpretation”. The LCA practitioner will draw conclusions with respect to comparable environmental impacts associated with use of American hardwoods and competing materials in the manufacture of an equivalent functional unit (a single chair or door or a specific area of cladding or flooring).

To enhance credibility, AHEC will invite external stakeholders including scientists, environmental and consumer groups, to participate in an independent critical review of the results prior to publication and dissemination.


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