Collection of background information for the development of EMAS pilot reference sectoral documents: The Construction Sector

  • startdate:

    02/2010

  • enddate:

    07/2010

On behalf of the EU Joint Research Centre Institute of Prospective Technology Studies (IPTS) in Seville, the French-German Institute for Environmental Research (DFIU) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) collected information on environmentally-friendly measures, techniques, and processes in the construction sector. This information serves as a basis for the development of a Best Environmental Practice Guideline for the construction sector, which was developed in the framework of the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) regulation. (http://www.iip.kit.edu/867.php)

Based on preliminary work (EMAS Background Document) of the DFIU, the EU Joint Research Centre Institute of Prospective Technology Studies (IPTS) published a final draft of EMAS Reference Document regarding Best Environmental Management Practice in the Building and Construction Sector.