Environmental impact of floor finishes: Incorporating the The Green Guide ratings for floor finishes

Dutfield, Andrew; Mundy, Joanne and Anderson, Jane (2011). Environmental impact of floor finishes: Incorporating the The Green Guide ratings for floor finishes. BRE Electronic Publications, p. 56.

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Abstract

This report reviews how floor finishes have been assessed within The Green Guide to Specification, including the application of the Environmental Profiles methodology which underlies The Green Guide data. The way in which floor finishes are addressed within building-level environmental assessment schemes such as BREEAM and the Code for Sustainable Homes is also explained. The final section gives detailed The Green Guide ratings for more than 180 floor finish specifications.


The report will give manufacturers and specifiers a general understanding of the significant benefits and impacts of floor finish products over their whole life cycle and help to identify opportunities for improvements to their environmental performance.


It is part of a series that provides comparable information on cladding, floor finishes, insulation, masonry and concrete, metals, timber and windows to assess the environmental impact of specific construction materials.

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