LIFE CYCLE TECHNOLOGY
has developed national methods for environmental management of buildings
and building products together with the actors of the Finnish building and
real estate sector. These include the method for the environmental
assessment and environmental declarations of building products (EKA method)
and the classification method for buildings (PromisE). VTT formulates
environmental declarations and certificates for building products
according to the EKA method principles (sea also RTS and VTT certificates).
one of the pioneers in developing and applying methods of LCA for the
analyses of buildings and building products. VTT is an active partner and
actor in the international cooperation and standardisation in the field.
internationally an active partner and actor in the development of
sustainability indicators and methods for requirement management (for
forerunners in the development of life cycle information management and
integration with product model design (for example LifePlan concept), (see
also Information management of construction). The development of
life-cycle information as part of product-specific information and product
libraries is one of the focuses.
has developed tools for environmental assessment tools in order to support
consideration of environmental aspects in building design. For example the
BECOST programme, which can be used over internet, aids the environmental
assessment of buildings and underground rock structures.
has developed tools for environmental assessment of building products.
These support environmental management of products and environmental
reporting. Tools for manufacturers have been developed for cements,
concrete products, natural stone products, underground rock structures,
masonry products, wooden products, flooring materials, building services
systems and HVAC products, and steel products.
has developed service life assessment systematics and assessment methods.
ENNUS® programmes are examples of tools for service life assessment and
developing methods and tools for optimisation of maintenance procedures of
building parts and buildings. ELINA tools are under development for
outdoor walls and roof constructions.
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