How can carbon be stored in the built environment? A review of potential options

  title={How can carbon be stored in the built environment? A review of potential options},
  author={Matti Kuittinen and Caya Zernicke and Simon Slabik and Annette Hafner},
  journal={Architectural Science Review},
In order to reach carbon neutrality, GHG emissions from all sectors of society need to be strongly reduced. This especially applies to the construction sector. For those emissions that remain hard ... 
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