An ISO for sustainability

A new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard, ISO 21930:2007, Sustainability in Building Construction—environmental declaration of building products, intends to promote sustainable construction. ISO officials describe the standard as a tool for the designers of buildings, manufacturers of building products, users of buildings, owners of buildings, and others active ...

12/01/2007


A new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard, ISO 21930:2007, Sustainability in Building Construction—environmental declaration of building products, intends to promote sustainable construction.

ISO officials describe the standard as a tool for the designers of buildings, manufacturers of building products, users of buildings, owners of buildings, and others active in the building and construction sector who “are increasingly demanding information that enables them address environmental impacts of buildings and other construction works,” said Jacques Lair, leader of the team of ISO experts that developed the standard.

The overall goal is to encourage the demand for, and supply of, building products that cause less stress on the environment.





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