What is ToSIA planned to do?
What will ToSIA look like?
Who will be the users of ToSIA?
Which concept definition of sustainability is used in EFORWOOD?
Is it possible to make simulations, taking into account different sustainability criteria?
Will the Commission know how to use it – Each commissioner has different objectives?
Is concrete/steel substitution covered?
How is other material than wood in products handled?
If ToSIA evaluates internal changes (within one value chain), how can ToSIA be used to compare wood based products with products based on other materials (e.g. plastic or bricks/concrete), i.e. will ToSIA compare different sectors?
What decisions are to be made with the help of the tool?
What about horizontal EU standards on building materials?
Will ToSIA expose “weak” points of the Forest Based Sector?
Who is ToSIA intended for?
What is put into the model?
Will ToSIA compare different chains?
How can an industry (e.g.) organisation use ToSIA?
What about the rest of the world – only part of the picture looking at Europe ; what is more sustainable/better European or imported products – does it make sense to talk about European FWC as the FBS consists of local to global players?
Is ToSIA possible to use outside Europe?
How are import/export issues handled? E.g. What about the environmental impact of exported products (Europe net export of wood products) E.g. raw material is imported from outside Europe, product is made in Europe and then exported outside Europe?
How are imports/exports outside Europe handled?
Where in the EU commission is use of ToSIA envisioned?
Can ToSIA be applied on a national level?
What is understood by the European FWC?
What kind of data input is required of the user?
Will EFORWOOD by locating ‘hot spots’ lead to exposing the Forest Based Sector (FBS) to other sectors – before foreseen new part (beyond the four year EFORWOOD project) about comparing competing materials?
Is data reliability checked, and is data updating foreseen
What kind of ToSIA interface will be available – for whom?
How well does the model reflect reality?
Will different users get different results running the tool?
Who will be in charge of ToSIA and how will post-project upgrading and maintenance be handled?
Can ToSIA evaluate the impact on traditional sawn timber chain when energy prices increase elsewhere in Europe (= competition for raw material) linked to energy policies (e.g. subsidies EU wide or nationally)?
Is it possible to change mathematical models in the tool?
Are there any SME’s involved, and if not, why?
Will ToSIA be used to compare production value chains for competing materials/industrial sectors?
How is the issue of renewability reflected in ToSIA (as against e.g. recyclability)?
Can ToSIA be used for “green washing” (or the opposite) by industry or pressure groups, e.g. will users be able to define their own scenarios – and thus manipulate by e.g. not taking fully into account e.g. global aspects?
Who will own ToSIA – IPR?
Is the tool flexible enough to allow for "special analyses". E.g can TOSIA be run for the French forest-based sector?
How will future improvements and developments be handled?
For any comments or suggestions on the EFORWOOD site or on the project in general, please use the feedback form below.