Sirje Vares

1993 …2019
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Research Output 1993 2019

2019

Economic potential and environmental impacts of reused steel structures

Vares, S., Hradil, P., Sansom, M. & Ungureanu, V., 11 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

steel structure
Steel structures
Environmental impact
environmental impact
Economics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of renewable energy technologies on the embodied and operational GHG emissions of a nearly zero energy building

Vares, S., Häkkinen, T., Ketomäki, J., Shemeikka, J. & Jung, N., 1 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Building Engineering. 22, p. 439-450 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Gas emissions
Greenhouse gases
Electricity
Energy storage
Environmental impact
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

Environmental- and life cycle cost impact of reused steel structures: A case study

Vares, S., Hradil, P., Pulakka, S., Ungureanu, V. & Sansom, M., 10 Oct 2018, Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision. Caspeele, R., Taerwe, L. & Frangopol, D. M. (eds.). 1 ed. Ghent: CRC Press, 7 p. (Life-Cycle of Civil Engineering Systems).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Open Access
steel structure
life cycle
steel
assessment method
cost
33 Downloads (Pure)

Moduulirakentamisen elinkaarenaikainen hiilijalanjälki

Vares, S., 2018, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 15 p. (VTT Asiakasraportti; No. VTT-CR-05695-18).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
File

Purkava uusrakentaminen – potentiaali ja vaikutukset

Vainio, T., Lahdenperä, P. & Vares, S., 2018, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 30 p. (VTT Technology; No. 337).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access

Rakennusten khk-päästöjen ohjauksen vaikutusten arviointi

Häkkinen, T. & Vares, S., 2018, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 60 p. (VTT Technology; No. 324).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
2017
31 Citations (Scopus)

Fast and Minimal-Solvent Production of Superinsulating Silica Aerogel Granulate

Huber, L., Zhao, S., Malfait, W. J., Vares, S. & Koebel, M. M., 1 Jan 2017, In : Angewandte Chemie: International Edition. 56, 17, p. 4753-4756 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Aerogels
Silicon Dioxide
Silica
Global warming
Gelation

Puurakentaminen Euroopassa LeanWOOD

Translated title of the contribution: Building with timber in Europe: LeanWOODNykänen, E., Häkkinen, T., Kiviniemi, M., Lahdenperä, P., Pulakka, S., Ruuska, A., Saari, M., Vares, S., Cronhjort, Y., Heikkinen, P., Tulamo, T. & Tidwell, P., 2017, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 128 p. (VTT Technology; No. 297).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
planning

Rakentamisen hiilivarasto

Vares, S., Häkkinen, T. & Vainio, T., 2017, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 44 p. (VTT Asiakasraportti; No. VTT-CR-04958-17).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
2016
9 Citations (Scopus)

Experiences with LCA in the Nordic Building Industry - Challenges, Needs and Solutions

Schlanbusch, R. D., Fufa, S. M., Häkkinen, T., Vares, S., Birgisdottir, H. & Ylmén, P., 2016, In : Energy Procedia. 96, p. 82-93

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Life cycle
Industry
Electronic mail

IFC and PMO for estimating building environmental effects

Siltanen, P., Vares, S., Ylikerala, M. & Kazi, A. S. S., 27 Apr 2016, 2008 IEEE International Technology Management Conference, ICE 2008. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 7462071

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Environmental impact
Ontology
Life cycle
Carbon dioxide
Modeling
2 Citations (Scopus)

Lean production of cost optimal wooden nZEB

Pulakka, S., Vares, S., Nykänen, E., Saari, M. & Häkkinen, T., 2016, In : Energy Procedia. 96, p. 202-211

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Costs
Thermal comfort
Lightning
Energy efficiency
Life cycle

Resource efficiency in Multi-storey buildings

Vares, S. & Häkkinen, T., 2016, Proceedings of WCTE 2016. Vienna University of Technology, p. 2695-2702

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Wooden buildings
Natural resources
Wooden construction
Concrete buildings
Life cycle
2 Citations (Scopus)

Resource efficiency in multi-storey wooden buildings

Vares, S. & Häkkinen, T., 1 Jan 2016, WCTE 2016 - World Conference on Timber Engineering. Vienna University of Technology

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Wooden buildings
Natural resources
natural resource
resource
sustainable forestry
2015

Tietomallipohjainen ympäristövaikutuslaskenta

Vares, S., Häkkinen, T. & Sulankivi, K., 2015, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 55 p. (VTT Tutkimusraportti, Vol. VTT-R-04182-14).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access

Waste as a source for district heat production and greenhouse gas reduction: A case study

Vares, S., Klobut, K. & Itänen, A., 2015, Energy and Sustainability V. WIT Press, Vol. 186. p. 831-841 11 p. (WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Open Access
heat production
greenhouse gas
incineration
heat source
landfill

Waste as a source for district heat production and greenhouse gas reduction: a case study

Vares, S., Klobut, K. & Itänen, A., 2015, Energy and Sustainability V. Al-Kayiem, H. H., Brebbia, C. A. & Zubir, S. S. (eds.). WIT Press, p. 831-841 (WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Vol. 186).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

Open Access
heat production
greenhouse gas
incineration
heat source
landfill
2014

Tulevaisuuden kaukolämpöasuinalueen energiaratkaisut

Translated title of the contribution: Future district heating solutions for residential districtsKlobut, K., Knuuti, A., Vares, S., Heikkinen, J., Rämä, M., Laitinen, A., Ahvenniemi, H., Hoang, H., Shemeikka, J. & Sipilä, K., 2014, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 85 p. (VTT Technology; No. 187).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
Heating

Waste as a source for district heat production and greenhouse gas reduction: a case study

Vares, S., Klobut, K. & Itänen, A., 2014, p. 24.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther conference contributionScientific

Open Access
2013

Case-study: Environmental impact of multi-storey building renovation

Vares, S., Dinca, A. & Ketomäki, J., 2013, Case studies for a new design approach: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on sustainable building projects in steel . p. 243-261

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsProfessional

Case study for building located in Jyväskylä, Finland

Vares, S., Ketomäki, J. & Dinca, A., 2013, Case studies for a new design approach: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on sustainable building projects in steel. p. 212-237

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsProfessional

Environmental and economical assessment of refurbishment concepts: Sustainable buildings construction products and technologies

Häkkinen, T., Ruuska, A., Vares, S., Pulakka, S. & Holopainen, R., 2013, Proceedings of the International Sustainable Building Conference Graz 2013: Full papers. Graz, Austria, p. 69-76

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Rakennusmateriaalien ympäristövaikutukset: Selvitys rakennusmateriaalien vaikutuksesta rakentamisen kasvihuonekaasupäästöihin, tiivistelmäraportti

Ruuska, A., Häkkinen, T., Vares, S., Korhonen, M-R. & Myllymaa, T., 2013, Ministry of the Environment. 39 p. (Ympäristöministeriön raportteja; No. 8/2013).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access

Sawn timber manufacturing and carbon footprint

Vares, S., 2013, Wood in Carbon Efficient Construction: Tools, methods and applications. Kuittinen, M., Ludvig, A. & Weiss, G. (eds.). Cei-bois, p. 64-66

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

Open Access

Steel intensive multi-storey office building, European continental climate with short summer's location: Jyväskylä, Finland

Vares, S. & Ketomäki, J., 2013, Case studies for a new design approach: Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on sustainable building projects in steel .

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsProfessional

2 Citations (Scopus)

The use of LCA studies and LCA outcomes in the decision-making processes of enterprises: Discussion and conclusions on the basis of case studies

Häkkinen, T., Antikainen, R., Vares, S. & Tonteri, H., 2013, In : International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management. 6, 3, p. 250-269 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Life cycle
Decision making
Industry
Supply chains
Decision-making process
1 Downloads (Pure)

Tuotetiedon käyttö tietomallinnuksessa esimerkkinä ympäristövaikutusten laskenta

Vares, S., Sulankivi, K., Palos, S., Kojima, J., Kiviniemi, M. & Tuomisto, M., 26 Mar 2013, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 75 p. (VTT Tutkimusraportti; No. VTT-R-01180-13).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
File
2012

Elinkaarimenetelmät yrityksen päätöksenteon tukena: FINLCA-hankkeen loppuraportti

Grönroos, J., Korhonen, M-R., Koskela, S., Manninen, K., Mattila, T., Schultz, E., Tuominen, M., Gustafsson, M., Baumgartner, R., Korhonen, J., Tsvetkova, A., Helin, T., Häkkinen, T., Ovaskainen, M., Pingoud, K., Soimakallio, S., Sokka, L., Tonteri, H., Vares, S., Wessman, H. & 7 others, Angerman, M., Heino, J., Dahl, O., Husgafvel, R., Antikainen, R. (ed.), Seppälä, J. (ed.) & Suopajärvi, H., 2012, Helsinki. (Suomen ympäristö; No. 10/2012).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access

Environmental impact of passive house nursery

Vares, S., 2012, Research highlights in energy and eco-efficient built enviroment. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 74-77 (VTT Research Highlights; No. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

Open Access

Methods and concepts for sustainable renovation of buildings

Häkkinen, T., Ruuska, A., Vares, S., Pulakka, S., Kouhia, I. & Holopainen, R., 2012, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 325 p. (VTT Technology; No. 26).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
energy use
carbon footprint
economic impact
greenhouse gas
method
Open Access

Sustainable refurbishment of exterior walls and building facades: Final report, Part B - General refurbishment concepts

Vares, S., Pulakka, S., Toratti, T., Ludovic, F., Hradil, P., Vesikari, E., Laitinen, A., Ruuska, A., Häkkinen, T., Tolman, A., Holøs, S., Svensson, A., Plesser, T. S. W., King, C., Uriarte, A., Garay, R., Rodriguez, F., Tweed, C. & Gandhi, K., 2012, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 281 p. (VTT Technology; No. 33).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
grant
research project
climate change

Sustainable refurbishment of exterior walls and building facades: Final report, Part C - Specific refurbishment concepts

Peuhkuri, R., Vares, S., Pulakka, S., Häkkinen, T., Kettunen, A-V., Honkanen, M-L., Vierinen, A-M., Vou, S. W., Bordachev, A., Malila, M., Järvan, A., Svensson, A., Gupta, A., Tweed, C., Gandhi, K., Voelcker, F., Hontoria, E., Hontoria, L., Benitez, N., Epelde, A. & 1 others, Skippervik, R., 2012, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 206 p. (VTT Technology; No. 35).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
assessment criteria
grant
research project
climate change
sustainability
2011

Kestävän rakentamisen tavoitteet ja niiden toteutuminen: Espoo Suurpellon päiväkodin arvio

Vares, S., Häkkinen, T. & Shemeikka, J., 2011, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 93 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2573).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Life-cycle and information management of products: A case study of concrete element industry

Häkkinen, T. & Vares, S., 2011, In : International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management. 5, 2-4, p. 253-271 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Information management
Life cycle
Concretes
Industry
Life cycle management

Sustainability and LCA assessment for a passive house kindergarten

Vares, S. & Häkkinen, T., 2011, Proceedings of SB11 Helsinki World Sustainable Building Conference . Helsinki, Vol. 2. p. 436-437

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingsScientific

Open Access
sustainability
building construction
architectural design
commuting
energy efficiency
2010
21 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental impacts of disposable cups with special focus on the effect of material choices and end of life

Häkkinen, T. & Vares, S., 2010, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 18, 14, p. 1458-1463 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Environmental impact
Life cycle
environmental impact
life cycle
polymer
1 Citation (Scopus)

Maalämmön ja -viilennyksen hyödyntäminen asuinkerrostalon lämmityksessä ja jäähdytyksessä

Holopainen, R., Vares, S., Ritola, J. & Sakari, P., 2010, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 62 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2546).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
2009

Combining Building Renovation and Ground Source Heat Pump Installations for the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Case Study in Vaasa Finland

Cooper, J., Häkkinen, T., Vares, S., Jahn, J. & Pulakka, S., 2009, In : Journal of Green Building. 4, 1, p. 146-168 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Geothermal heat pumps
renovation
Finland
heat pump
Gas emissions

LCA of beverage cups with special focus on the effect of end-of-life scenarios on the assessment results

Häkkinen, T. & Vares, S., 2009, Life cycle assessment of products and technologies: LCA Symposium. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 40-54 (VTT Symposium; No. 262).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

Open Access
environmental impact
polymer
global warming
life cycle
methodology
2 Citations (Scopus)

LCA tool for cement manufacturers for system optimization and for environmental reporting

Vares, S. & Häkkinen, T., 2009, Life cycle assessment of products and technologies: LCA Symposium. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 122-133 (VTT Symposium; No. 262).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

Open Access
Cements
Environmental impact
Life cycle
Calcination
Carbon footprint
3 Citations (Scopus)

Semi volatile organic compounds and flame retardants: Occurrence in indoor environments and risk assessment for indoor exposure

Järnström, H., Vares, S. & Airaksinen, M., 2009, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 69 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2486).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
volatile organic compound
risk assessment
insulation
phthalate
temperature
2008

Keräyslasin hyötykäyttö vaahtolasituotteina

Ritola, J. & Vares, S., 2008, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 63 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2458).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
Raja
foams
recycling
glass

Semi volatile organic compounds and flame retardants: An overview on their occurrence in indoor environments and in Finnish buildings

Järnström, H., Vares, S. & Airaksinen, M., 2008, Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2008. International Society for Indoor Air Quality and Climate

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

Teräsrakenteiden käyttöiän määritys EnnusTeräs -ohjelmalla

Vares, S., Ojanen, T., Pohjanne, P. & Häkkinen, T., 2008. 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

2007

Efficient glass and metal waste management system in Finland, conceptual study

Vares, S. & Lehtinen, J., 2007, Proceedings of the Life Cycle Management Conference. 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

Open Access
waste management
recycling
glass
purification
life cycle

Environmental impact of increased use of mineral additive binders in concrete

Vares, S. & Penttilä, V., 2007.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference articleScientific

ICT for whole life optimisation of residential buildings

Häkkinen, T., Vares, S., Huovila, P., Vesikari, E., Porkka, J., Nilsson, L-O., Togerö, Å., Jonsson, C., Suber, K., Andersson, R., Larsson, R. & Nuorkivi, I., 2007, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 212 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2401).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access
Information management
Life cycle
Product development
Service life
Costs

Lasipakkausten keräysjärjestelmän tehostaminen ja lasin hyötykäytön ympäristövaikutukset

Vares, S. & Lehtinen, J., 2007, Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 126 p. (VTT Tiedotteita - Meddelanden - Research Notes; No. 2404).

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Open Access

LifePlan/Ecometer

Vares, S. & Nuorkivi, I., 2007, ICT for whole life optimisation of residential buildings . Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 142-155 (VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes; No. 2401).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter or book articleProfessional

Open Access