Czech catalog of environmental parameters of building materials and constructions
Envimat is a Czech interactive web catalog of building materials that lists their environmental parameters obtained by the life cycle assessment (LCA) method. It allows you to easily evaluate and compare the life cycle impacts of selected building materials, elements and structures on the environment. It was created as early as 2010 and is primarily used as a publicly accessible underlying database of LCA data for SBToolCZ building sustainability certification and as an aid in teaching integrated building design at Czech technical universities. Its creation significantly contributed to the expansion of the professional public's awareness of the environmental impacts of building materials.

Envimat includes a database of materials with LCA parameters: Primary Energy Consumption (PEI), Global Warming Potential (GWP), Environmental Acidification Potential (AP), Environmental Eutrophication Potential (EP), Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and Ground-Level Ozone Formation Potential (POCP) ).

Envimat was created with the support of the European Union and CTU Prague projects: SGS10/011/OHK1/1T/11, SGS11/008/OHK1/1T/11, SGS12/006/OHK1/1T/11, SGS12/006/OHK1/1T/ 11 and OP VaVpI No. CZ.1.05/2.1.00/03.0091 – University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings.


About the result

Envimat is the first Czech interactive catalog of building materials and constructions, used to assess and compare their impact on the environment. In March 2011, the new Regulation of the European Parliament and the EU Council No. 305/2011 came into force, establishing harmonized conditions for placing construction products on the market. The document introduces a new requirement for the requirement for sustainable use of natural resources. In a number of countries, for example in France, Germany, Austria or Switzerland, there are publicly available databases of local building materials, in which it is possible to trace the impact of building products on the environment. Until now, a similar database was missing in the Czech Republic.