Title: Environmental Improvement Potential of Residential Buildings
Authors: NEMRY FrancoiseUIHLEIN Andreas
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC46667
ISBN: 978-92-79-09767-6
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23493 EN
OPOCE LF-NA-23493-EN-C
URI: http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=1744
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC46667
DOI: 10.2791/38942
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
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.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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