The current publication is the report,discussessustainablematerialsbothonabuilding, materialandproductlevel.Thisreportalsogivesaoverviewofthewholeproject "Nordic Guide to Sustainable Materials", has been a cooperation between the Green Building Councils in Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway. Theobjectiveofthisguideistoclarifytherelevanceofbuildingmaterials and products while evaluating thesustainability of our built environment. The building materialsandproducts canhave different environmental effects dependingon their use in the building. Therefore,forevaluating material´ sustainability, itis importantto recognizetheir intended function in the building and estimatedserving time.
This guide aims to give common Nordic guidelines on how to evaluate and communicate the sustainability of building materials.This guide emphasises that all evaluating processes should be based on common EU–standards and policies in order to achieve comparable results. Other goal of this guide is to encourage organisations to set targets that are more strict than the general level in order to reachambitious and significant changes to current situation in Nordic countries.
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