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Circular building materials: Carbon saving potential and the role of business model innovation and public policy
Abstract Buildings are responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas emissions, with much of their life cycle impacts stemming from embodied impacts of building materials. Both at EU and MemberExpand
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Analysing methodological choices in calculations of embodied energy and GHG emissions from buildings
Abstract The importance of embodied energy and embodied greenhouse gas emissions (EEG) from buildings is gaining increased interest within building sector initiatives and on a regulatory level. InExpand
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Embodied GHG emissions of buildings – The hidden challenge for effective climate change mitigation
Buildings are major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contributors to the climate crisis. To meet climate-change mitigation needs, one must go beyond operational energy consumption andExpand
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LCA benchmarks for residential buildings in Northern Italy and Denmark – learnings from comparing two different contexts
ABSTRACT This study provides LCA reference benchmarks for residential buildings in Northern Italy and Denmark. Furthermore, the benchmark derivation process is analysed to highlight the trade-offsExpand
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System and scenario choices in the life cycle assessment of a building: changing impacts of the environmental profile
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This paper presents the case study that was performed to explore the environmental impacts and hence the quantitative environmental sustainability implications of the system and scenario choices of the DGNB International certification scheme. Expand
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