Chalmers Conferences, LCM 2013

A. Pertl, G. Obersteiner

Last modified: 2014-09-11


Environmental impacts of the construction industry are of high relevance
worldwide. A possible way to lower the environmental impact is to raise the
recycling quota in the end-of-life-phase, the recycling content of the input
materials and to enable reuse of construction materials. Data is based on
European case studies conducted within the FP7-funded ZeroWIN project.
The paper presents GWP-results for the improvement of three different
materials compared to the state of the art. Reuse could be identified as best
option to reduce the impact on climate change.


LCA; reuse; recycling; construction; demolition


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