Material library

EMMy Material library

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EMMy – eco mini material bib is a project of the Research Group Circular Built Environment, led by Prof. Dr. Linda Hildebrand.

Numerous new products are available for the architectural design that incorporate environmental compatibility in addition to aesthetic and functional aspects. Proven products are increasingly promoting their ecological criteria, too.

This leads to material descriptions with differently understood evaluations. Although objective comparison tools are available in the form of certificates (for example, Environmental Product Declaration), due to their high degree of complexity, they are not given much attention in planning.

The rb eco mini material bib EMMy tries to mediate between scientific evaluation on the one hand and manageable categories on the other hand. Based on the origin and traceability of the building materials, the materials are divided into groups.

Each product is identified by the categories of its product name, manufacturer, material group, CO2 and MJ per kg or m3 or m2. They are based on manufacturer information.

There are no sustainable materials–only in the functional and constructive context is this dimension of the design defined. Products themselves contain ecological properties.



Kim Tran

Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft


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