Material Choices For A Fossil-Free Preschool.

Karin Andersson and Ida Bjorhagen
Sweden · 2018

Many of the materials used for constructing a preschool today are not fossil-free. Therefore, the administration of premises of the City of Gothenburg (Lokalförvaltningen) has decided to construct a fossil-free preschool as a first step towards the goal of becoming fossil-free before the year 2030. Thus, the purpose of this thesis was to contribute to the development towards a fossil-free construction industry by identifying the process of material choices for a fossil-free preschool and to assess if the choice of insulation material in an exterior wall could be fossil-free. The assessment of insulation materials was performed by comparing the standard material mineral wool with hemp insulation as an alternative material.

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