Building Research Establishment (BRE)

Name of source Green Book Live
Provider Building Research Establishment
Summary text Environmental profiles of construction and building materials
Licensing Free
Language(s) English
Access – data formats and accessibility
File type HTML (web) access to PDF file
Software needs Adobe Reader
Contents – breadth and depth of datasets
Age 2000-2011
Geography UK
Original Data Source(s) Industry statistics
Other Databases Included  
Life cycle stages Cradle-to-Grave
Modeling approach Eco-profile
Emissions results Total CO2e
Number of datasets 777
Main topics Construction
Other topics Paints and chemical preparations; Metals and semimetals; Glass and ceramics; Plastics; Paper and cardboards; Wood
Data transparency – what metadata is provided for each dataset?
System boundaries Yes
Data Types Process
Allocation Methods Yes
Technology Yes
Data year Yes
Original source Yes
Uncertainty No
Quality – is information provided on data quality?
Data quality score No
Quality assurance Yes
Standards compliant ISO14040, ISO 14025

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