The ESBE project involves Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Luleå University of Technology and Umeå University of Applied Sciences. The aim is to raise awareness of the environmental impacts of construction, carbon footprint calculation, life cycle assessments and life cycle assessment (LCA) tools. Public sector actors, businesses and builders in the Northern Territory are a key target group.

The aim of the project is to increase public sector and construction operators’ knowledge of digital methods that improve the quality of environmental impact and life cycle assessments during the planning phase of new construction and property maintenance. The ESBE project examines and tests different tools and methods by comparing practices in different countries and involveing actors in the sector. The aim is also to support sustainable and green growth in the built environment and to report on the current state of carbon footprint computing, lifecycle assessments and digital Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tools.

The project is implemented as work packages

The responsibility for the work packages is assigned to different higher education institutions. Each university participates in all work packages, but Oulu University of Applied Sciences has a responsibility to manage, manage and inform the project. The University of Umeå has a responsibility for the life cycle analysis package, which assesses the challenges and opportunities of lifecycle analysis methods in order to achieve a sustainable environment built. The work package, which is the responsibility of the Lulella University of Technology, examines digitalisation as a means of sustainable urban development.

1. Communication and dissemination

2. Management, cross-border interaction and transfer

3. Assessing digitalization as a means for sustainable urban development in a real-life planning situation

4. Life Cycle Analysis