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Construction emissions may now be compared – new emissions database lays foundation for statutory guidance of low-carbon construction

Press release, March 1, 2021 the Ministry of the Environment and Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
A new service opened today provides impartial data on the climate impacts of construction products used in Finland, such as carbon footprint and handprint, material efficiency and recyclability. This information harmonises the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of buildings, facilitating low-carbon building design. The service is free of charge and open to everyone.

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co2data kuvituskuva, enkku

Construction emissions may now be compared – new emissions database lays foundation for statutory guidance of low-carbon construction

2021-03-01
A new service opened today provides impartial data on the climate impacts of construction products used in Finland, such as carbon footprint and handprint, material efficiency and recyclability. This information harmonises the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the life cycle of buildings, facilitating low-carbon building design. The service is free of charge and open to everyone.
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