Nordic guide to sustainable materials. Guide to sustainable materials

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Νορβηγία
English
2014

Περιγραφή

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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Sector / Industry covered: 
Κατασκευές κτιρίων
Provider: 
Norwegian Green Building Council
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Handling Chemicals
Hazard - physical state: 
Aerosols
Gases
Vapours
Hazard - health effects: 
Carcinogens
Toxic substances
Substance Description: 

volatileorganiccompounds, formaldehyde, ammonia

CAS Number: 
50-00-0
EC number: 
200-001-8
913-720-3
Prevention measures: 
Level 1. Elimination of hazards
Level 1. Substitution
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
REACH or CLP related
Report
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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