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    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

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Record number 489665
Title Health, comfort, energy use and sustainability issues related to the use of biobased building materials : to what extent are the effects supported by science and data? : what are next steps to take?
Author(s) Visser, C.L.M. de; Wijk, C.A.P. van; Voort, M.P.J. van der
Source Lelystad : Applied Plant Research of Wageningen UR, Business Unit arable farming, multifunctional agriculture and field production of vegetables (PPO-Rapport 641) - 43
Department(s) OT Acrres
OT Internationaal
OT Team Bedrijfssyst.onderz./Bodemkwaliteit
OT Team Economie en Nematoden
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2015
Keyword(s) bouwmaterialen - biobased economy - materialen uit biologische grondstoffen - binnenklimaat - eigenschappen - innovatie adoptie - marketing - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - energiebesparing - building materials - biobased economy - biobased materials - indoor climate - properties - innovation adoption - marketing - sustainability - energy saving
Categories Building Materials
Abstract With the exception of wood, the use of natural (biobased) materials (based on hemp, flax, straw or other natural resources) is still limited. Nevertheless, many benefits are attributed to these materials in terms of a healthier and more comfortable indoor climate. Other potential benefits of natural insulation materials that are often mentioned are energy savings and reduced environmental impact. This report focuses on the empirical support for these claims, identifies research gaps and suggests, where appropriate, recommendations for next steps.
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