Abodo Wood recently published a report about the embodied energy and global warming potential of their Vulcan product, which is used as a cladding and decking.
In short, the report shows that thermally modified timber is a carbon negative building product as it stores more carbon than the energy used to manufacture it…
Embodied energy = the sum of all the energy required to produce a product.
Inherent energy = the solar energy that is stored in the wood and is recoverable at the end of the product life.
EPD = environment product declaration
GWP = global warming potential
TMT = thermally modified timber
LCA = life cycle assessment
PCR = product category rules