EPDs for lightweight masonry blocks

Environmental impact as a state-of-the-art quality characteristic

The ongoing development of the construction sector is currently marked by a major trend, which is to establish a strategic approach to sustainability to strike a balance between its environmental, economic and socio-cultural aspects. This applies particularly to the building materials and supplier industries. First, this trend is being stimulated by the changing political and legal framework, combined with related standardization efforts [1]. Second, the demand for assessing buildings from a sustainability standpoint – for instance by the DGNB label – is emerging at the same time, which...

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