COMPARISON OF ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

Chart data summarized from extensive independent research which has been consolidated here for ease of viewing.

* GWP = Global Warming Potential is a measure of how much heat greenhouse gas emissions trap in the atmosphere up to

   a specific time horizon, relative to carbon dioxide. For this chart, GWP is measured at a 100-year horizon and includes

   carbon dioxide gas in measuring the heat trapped.

** University of British Columbia Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Report, Life Cycle Assessment

*** University at TU Delft Study: The Environmental Impact of Industrial Bamboo Products: Life-cycle Assessment and Carbon 

      Sequestration