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IVL has developed and written a wide range of tools and guides to help you work sustainably in your operations.

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Tools in sustainable construction

We have gathered all our tools for sustainable construction at our One stop shop.

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Environmental Product Declarations, EPD

The international EPD system is an information system that objectively describes the environmental impact of products and services from a life-cycle perspective. 

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Electronic construction product declarations

By way of electronic construction product declarations (Swedish abbreviation eBVD), the system provides a tool whereby manufacturers of construction products and materials can easily record and manage digital environmental information.

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Centre for Circular Construction

CCBuild is an arena for circular building. CCBuild brings together stakeholders in the urban planning sector with networking forums and digital services that support circular construction and the transition to circular flows.

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Environmental assessment for chemicals in construction products

BASTA is the industry's only independent environmental assessment system for construction products. The BASTA system provides tools to build sustainably and phase out hazardous chemical substances.

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Evironmental calculation tool for buildings

BM (Byggsektorns Miljöberäkningsverktyg) is an industry-wide tool for climate assessment of buildings. It is based on life cycle analysis methodology, and enables a layperson to produce a climate calculation.

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Sustainability labelling for furniture

Möbelfakta is the leading sustainability labelling system for furniture, and an aid for manufacturers, buyers, designers, architects and others who use or work with furniture.

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Tool for climate assessment of energy measures

Tidstegen is a method and a tool for making climate assessments of various energy solutions, e.g. when renovating or building new properties. The tool was developed to calculate how a change in the building's energy use during the operational phase affects greenhouse gas emissions in the energy system.

Guide to mobility services in residential areas

On behalf of Energikontor Norra Småland, IVL has produced a guide for mobility services in residential areas. The guide, which is aimed at municipalities and property owners, provides concrete advice and tips to facilitate sustainable travel.

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