The Material Pyramid

Building’s materials environnemental impact

Discover the tool by CINARK (Danish architecture center), helping you with few “clicks” to calculate environnemental impact of building’s materials.

The pyramidal vision to offer you looking quickly, relative life time of most popular materials. Different categories :

  • Global warning potential (GWP)…
  • Units choice
  • Filter by materials groups. (wood, metal, plastic…)
  • Filter and sort by “functional unit”. (insulation, load bearing column, roof cladding…)
  • Select materials in the pyramid (click) to include them in the calculator.

See the data used for the materials by 2x clicks on the material selected.

Please be aware of differences in the presented data available from EPDs valid to your location.

c/ CINARK/The Royal Danish Academy and Vandkusten Architects