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Environmental improvement potential of residential buildings - IMPRO building

Funded under: FP7-JRC

Abstract

This report on "Environmental improvement potential of residential buildings" is a JRC's scientific contribution to the European Commission's Integrated Product Policy framework which seeks to minimise the environmental degradation caused the life cycle of products. A previous study coordinated by the JRC (EIPRO study) had shown that building occupancy and structure all together make up 20 to 35% of the impacts of all products for most impact categories. This report presents a systematic overview of the environmental life cycle impacts of residential buildings in EU-25. It also provides an analysis of the technical improvement options that could be help reducing these environmental impacts, with a special focus to their main source, namely energy use for space heating. The report assesses the environmental benefits and the costs associated with these improvement options.

Additional information

Authors: NEMRY F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);UIHLEIN A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23493 EN (2008), various paging. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LFNA23493 (Catalogue Number: LF-NA-23493-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-09767-6
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