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Challenges and opportunities for reuse of products and materials with fire safety requirements – A Swedish perspective
Lund University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5966-300x
Skanska, Sweden.
Bengt Dahlgren, Sweden.
Bengt Dahlgren, Sweden.
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2023 (English)In: Fire safety journal, ISSN 0379-7112, E-ISSN 1873-7226, Vol. 140, article id 103857Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The construction sector is of great importance to the Swedish economy, but its impact on the climate is significant and the sector accounts for about 40% of Sweden's total energy consumption. The sector also generates a significant share of the total material flows and waste quantities in the society. Thus, due to the large impact of the construction sector, there are great opportunities to contribute positively by reducing the climate impact through change and modernization. There are many activities focused on reducing construction waste in various ways and the issue of material and product reuse has received increasing attention in recent years. However, very little work has focused on products associated with fire safety requirements. This paper provides an overview of research on the reuse of materials and products with a focus on products with fire safety requirements. In addition, it provides a review of the Swedish building legislation and its impact on the possibility of reusing materials and products with fire safety requirements. Finally, possible paths are explored for introducing more large-scale reuse of such materials and products. © 2023 The Authors

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Elsevier Ltd , 2023. Vol. 140, article id 103857
Keywords [en]
Circular economy, Fire safety requirements, Material flow, Reuse, Sustainable fire safety, Climate change, Construction industry, Fires, Construction sectors, Fire safety, Materials and products, Swedishs, Total energy, Energy utilization
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Environmental Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-65693DOI: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2023.103857Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85165132487OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-65693DiVA, id: diva2:1786709
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The work presented in this article has been funded by SBUF Swedish Building Research Fund and Brandforsk Swedish Fire Research Board .

Available from: 2023-08-09 Created: 2023-08-09 Last updated: 2024-04-02Bibliographically approved

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