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The importance of building materials in the environmental impacts of construction

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Project description

The main objective of the project is to establish a general view of environmental impacts caused by building materials during their whole life cycle. Also the importance of those impacts on the national level will be assessed. In the work,

  • environmental impacts of building materials as well as their importance for the overall environmental impacts of building & construction sector will be assessed.
  •  importance of environmental impacts between different materials will be assessed and discussed, and also the reduction potential of impacts will be approximated.

The work is a preliminary study; hence recommendations for further studies will be presented.

Additional information

Researcher Marja-Riitta Korhonen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, forename.surname@ymparisto.fi

Published 2013-04-24 at 10:39, updated 2013-04-24 at 10:39