September 25, 2020
In December we were happy to host another short term scientific mission.
Marta Petrillo, research assistant at the Trees and Timber Institute of the National Research Council (CNR-IVALSA) from Italy spent with us one week.
She was working on the topic of “Life cycle analysis of bio-based facades materials with a focus on in-service performance, maintenance requirements and end of service life”. Together with her supervisor Dr Kutnar she was developing a method to do a comparative assessment of a large dataset of bio-based materials for facades, including chemically and thermally modified wood, impregnated wood and other materials. The focus was on in-service performance, maintenance requirements and end of service life options. The life cycle analysis (LCA) was performed using the SimaPro 8.0.2 software.
The visit was successful and we are looking forward to host more researchers!