Embodied GHG emissions of buildings – The hidden challenge for effective climate change mitigation

Martin Röcka, Marcella Ruschi, Mendes Saadeb, Maria Balouktsic, Freja Nygaard Rasmussend, Harpa Birgisdottird, Rolf Frischknechte, Guillaume Habertf, Thomas Lützkendorfc, Alexander Passera

This study comprehensively reviews past studies that have conducted an LCA of residential and/or office buildings. Among several key insights, the authors highlight how operational GHG emissions are reducing but embodied emissions are increasing.

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