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The Green Guide to Specification – An Environmental Legacy. Reducing the Environmental Impact of Buildings


The Green Guide to Specification is an environmental profiling system that enables designers and constructors to select building materials and components which have the lowest environmental impact. Designed and developed at Oxford Brookes University, the Green Guide methodology provides the construction industry with reliable environmental evaluations based on quantitative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data. Now in its 4th edition and part of the BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes programmes, Green Guide has been used to reduce environmental impacts for over 230,000 recorded construction projects, with a further 1.07 million projects registered awaiting certification worldwide. In 2009, the Green Guide was adopted as the official design standard for all construction materials used in the London 2012 Olympics.

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Shiers, D (Oxford Brookes University)

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment


Year of publication: 2013
Date of RADAR deposit: 2014-12-18

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