BenchValue – Benchmarking the Sustainability Performances of Value Chains
This report is the D4.1 deliverable of the project BenchValue. BenchValue project aims to provide objective analysis between the sustainability performances of forest biomass-based vs. fossil/mineral-based value chains. This report contains leaflets and other communication material on each case study.
Case studies have been selected in Austria, France, Ireland and Lithuania to serve as real-life testing of ToSIA (Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment) benchmarking method. They cover jointly the full wood construction value chain, while focusing on country specific issues. In France, a wood-frame storage building is compared with similar buildings with concrete and steel frames.
Value chains are described in a process-based approach aimed at decision making by assessing environmental, social and economic impacts of alternative chains.