Carbon footprint for building products: ECO2 data for materials and products with the focus on wooden building products

Antti Ruuska (Editor)

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Abstract

This report presents a collection of carbon footprint data for building products. The information has been collected in the European ECO2 research project. The main objectives of the project were to define principles for carbon footprint assessment, and to assess greenhouse gas impacts of wooden building products and buildings. The purpose of this report is to present the carbon footprint data of selected building products. This report focuses on wooden building products. It contains both country-level data from Europe, as well as European-level data. However, since one of the objectives of the ECO2 research project is to assess the greenhouse gas impacts of whole buildings, also other building products are included in the report. The information collected in this report is based on either on publicly available information on greenhouse gases of building materials, or on information collected within ECO2 project work package 3. All information is given in a similar format in such a way that it covers the stages A1, A2 and A3 in accordance with EN 15804. In order to assess the environmental impacts of whole buildings, an easy-to-use calculation tool was also created. The carbon footprint data presented in this report serves as the background data for the calculation tool. All the greenhouse gas data presented in this report is built-in into the calculation tool. This allows both ease of assessments and transparency of data.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages134
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8042-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology
Number115
ISSN2242-1211

Keywords

  • carbon footprint
  • wood product
  • building product

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