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  • 19 September 2017

    Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings: a Future-proofed Solution in the Digitalised World of Tomorrow

    Executive Summary

    The challenges ahead for the building sector are huge. The potential contribution of the sector to the circular economy will require a transition of the sector over the coming years. 

    This transition will be built on transparent performance information of the construction works throughout the value chain. In regard to environmental performance, this information will cover a range of impacts such as global warming potential, acidification and resource depletion. The Life Cycle Assessment methodology is a holistic tool which makes it possible to make such an assessment while avoiding burden shifting. 

    Using Life Cycle Assessment at the building level is not new, but has until now been used only on a very small scale. Currently we see building rating schemes and national legislations integrating Life Cycle Assessment at the building level as a tool for better decision-making to improve the environmental performance of buildings.

    Further upscaling of this approach could be implemented over the coming years, as increasing digitalisation of the construction sector will make it easier to make such assessments; particularly those that are data-intensive. The increasing uptake of these assessments will create the need (and the subsequent delivery) of reliable data. 

    For the market to integrate the full potential of Life Cycle Assessments at building level, it will be key to obtain a more rigorous harmonisation of methods and to train the many and varied stakeholders within the value chain in function of their required level of expertise. 

  • 28 April 2017

    THE EUROPEAN ‘BUILDING ENVELOPE’ INDUSTRY POSITION ON UPSCALING DEEP RENOVATION IN THE CLEAN ENERGY PACKAGE

    THREE ESSENTIAL PILLARS TO PUT BUILDING RENOVATION BACK ON TRACK

    Reaching a high performance of the building envelope for the EU building stock is essential in achieving the overall ambition of the Clean Energy package, but it is not sufficiently considered in the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) proposals. A highly performing building envelope is often taken for granted, but it necessitates a supportive policy framework to be able to bring its true contribution to consumers, business and government alike.

  • 12 April 2017

    ‘CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL EUROPEANS’ PACKAGE Position Paper

  • 30 November 2016

    The Durability of Mineral Wool Products

  • 13 October 2016

    Towards a common EU framework of core indicators for the environmental performance of buildings

    (Accompanying the Eurima response on the consultation on the choice of Core Indicators)


    Eurima provides its opinion on the first proposal for a framework of core EU indicators for the environmental performance of buildings. As the opinion cannot be seen in isolation of the vision on sustainable buildings in the EU, this position paper should be seen as a reading grid for the Eurima reply on the public consultation.

  • 22 July 2016

    Realising our COP21 goals requires an ambitious and rigorous Effort-Sharing Regulation (ESR)

  • 06 June 2016

    Insulation and the Positive Effects on Outdoor Air Quality

  • 18 April 2016

    Position Paper: Mineral Wool Insulation Industry - one Sector one Assessment in EU ETS Carbon Leakage

    Position Paper (134.53 kB)
  • 08 April 2016

    Consultation Response: streamlining of planning and reporting obligations as part of the energy union governance

  • 10 February 2016

    Consultation response on: Preparation of a new Renewable Energy Directive for the period after 2020