Report: Comparing Whole Building & Building Product Environmental Performance

A precast concrete wall section is lifted into place.
October 17, 2016

Within the buildings sector, the emergence of guides, standards, product category rules, and environmental product declarations designed to evaluate environmental impacts have moved the field forward. However, the current tools do not ensure comparability among building products or whole buildings. A new report by CSHub researchers aims to address critical issues and make recommendations to practitioners, along with those developing guidelines, to enable more robust comparisons of building products and whole buildings.