Consortium of European and global trade bodies publishes peer-reviewed study on the Global Warming Potential assessment of biobased construction products
Policy makers should promote the use of right data and correct methods to all construction materials to decarbonise the built environment.
A consortium of European and global trade bodies in the field of construction products (Click here to download the press release in pdf) published a peer-reviewed study entitled “Carbon Accounting for Building Materials – An assessment of Global Warming Potential of biobased construction products” undertaken by LBP SIGHT, consultancy and engineering firm specialised in the field of construction and the environment.
In the construction ecosystem, evaluating the whole life environmental effects of construction materials and products, based on comprehensive and robust data, is of critical importance to ensure the right decisions are taken to mitigate the effects of climate change.
When addressing the whole life carbon (embodied and operational) of construction products, bio-based materials are often directly referred as the preferred solution, even before performing any life-cycle analysis.
The study provides an assessment of the science base behind the conditions of carbon neutrality of bio-based construction products, their substitution effects and a critical assessment of temporary carbon storage benefits.
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