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Environmental assessment of buildings

Development of assessment methods for complete buildings
modified for each nordic country. These methods will be
tested on office buildings with respect to current practice,
traditions and building characteristics in nordic countries.

To reduce environmental burdens from building stock, it will be necessary to successfully tackle and solve environmental problems connected with the production and use of buildings. The challenge will be to carry out complete and long term actions connected to sustainable development. The main objective of this project will be to create a common Nordic approach for the environmental assessment of buildings. This includes existing buildings as well as those at the design stage. One of the tasks will be to illustrate what characterises environmentally benign buildings, what the most appropriate methodology to be applied should be and finally, what criteria should be used? Each country will test a modified method on existing buildings in their own country and thereby obtain systematic experience. The Definition Phase will finish with a Nordic workshop.
Acronym: 
ECOBUILDING
Project ID: 
1 717
Start date: 
01-03-1997
Project Duration: 
42months
Project costs: 
1 330 000.00€
Technological Area: 
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.