Du er her
Hjem > Annonser 2 > Eco-Labelling Worldwide

Eco-Labelling Worldwide

Construction has long been recognised as one of the most resource-hungry and therefore least sustainable industries in the world. Despite increasing awareness of the need to develop a more sustainable approach within the construction industry, this proved difficult without a reliable method of evaluating and comparing the environmental impacts of different constructions and materials.

The Building Industry accounts for 40% Co2 outlet and waste worldwide. In addition to transport, non-renewable resources, mining, deforestation, pollution, toxic chemicals of producing building materials require more attention.  To tackle these issues in a lifespan of materials, there are several tools and initatives worldwide.

Your knowledge and demand of ecofriendlier materials is essential to improve the industry.

Benefits of 3.party eco-certified building materials

  • Responsibility
  • Better health and indoor climate
  • Durabiltiy
  • Controlled by competent 3.party

3 principles of Climate Neutral Buildings by Bjorn Berge

  1. Choose Low Impact Materials and Construction
  2. Reduce Operational Energy
  3. Maximize Storage of Carbon

Read more

Eco-Building tools Worldwide

Gaia (Holistic Ecological View)

Breeam (Holistic Point based system and different levels – design and documents verified by auditor)

LEED (Holistic point based system and different levels)

DGNB (Holistic point based system and different levels)

Swanmark

ZEB (Zero Emission Building – Norwegian Research Centre)

Read more: 

Building materials

“From the extraction of the raw materials, to production, packaging and transport, right through to your use and then your recycling bin. EU-Ecolabel life cycle approach guarantees that the products’ main environmental impacts are reduced in comparison to similar products on the market.”

Environmental impact in a lifecycle

  • Raw materials: Mining – Deforestation – Soil erotion – Non-renewable resources – Biodiversity – Pollution – Water Resource Depletion
  • Production: Energy and pollution
  • Transport: Energy and pollution
  • Construction: Pollution and waste
  • In use: Smart design – pollution – durability
  • Waste: Design for demolition – reuse – recycle – pollution

EuEcolabel.lifecycle

Watch TED talk by Michael Green why Timber Skyscrapers are a great solution (9 minutes)

Summary Eco-labelling

Buildings

Breeam

Leed

DGNB

Products

Eu-Ecolabelling / Swanmark

Blaue Engel

Cradle-to-cradle

LCA / EPD  -Environmental Product Description

Management

ISO14001

EMAS

Ecolabel Index Australia: http://www.ecolabelindex.com/ecolabels/?st=country,au

Ecolabel Index Asia / Africa http://www.ecolabelindex.com/ecolabels/?st=region=europe;region=asia

Ecolabel Europe http://www.ecolabelindex.com/ecolabels/?st=region=europe

Ecolabel America http://www.ecolabelindex.com/ecolabels/?st=country,us

What is Ecolabel https://www.globalecolabelling.net/what-is-eco-labelling/

 

 

Thank you for your attention!

We will be happy to assist you with articles shared in Social Media and our Newsletter!

The best product in the world doesn’t win, unless people are aware of it’s existence!

Get 67% more leads to 62% less cost by digital marketing!

Advertise on GreenBuilt and make your environmental documented product visible to architects, building owners and contractors!

 

Links

Book: The Ecology of Building Materials, Bjorn Berge
Breeam
LEED
DGNB
Zero Emission Building definitions
Futurebuilt

Environmental Documentation – Products

3 Pricipals Bjorn Berge
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Europe
What is Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)?
EU-Ecolabel
Nordic Ecolabelling
Global Ecolabelling Network

Top