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EPiC: Introducing a database of hybrid environmental flow coefficients for construction materials

RH Crawford, A Stephan, F Prideaux

IOP Conference Series : Earth and Environmental Science | IOP Publishing | Published : 2020

Abstract

As worldwide consumption of materials continues to rise, there is growing pressure on material, energy and water resources and an increase in waste production and greenhouse gas emissions. A much more sustainable approach to the procurement of built assets is crucial to avoid exacerbating existing environmental pressures. Product and process-based environmental data is an important element in understanding how current and future built assets perform. This paper analyses environmental flow data for a range of construction materials contained within the Environmental Performance in Construction (EPiC) Database, a new, open access repository of hybrid environmental flow coefficients for constru..

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