This feature allows users to account for reclaimed materials in the projects. Assigning of reused materials is currently enabled for limited tools. This feature is planned to be added to relevant tools within the future updates.
How can I use this feature?
Materials can be marked as reused in the right side of the material row in the building materials input query. Select the 'Reused material' checkbox for the desired building materials or elements.
How does this affect my calculations?
- Material manufacturing (A1-A3) and material wastage related installation (A5) impacts are left out for the materials marked as reused, as these life cycle stages are accounted for in the scope of the building the materials were reclaimed from.
- Transportation impacts are calculated regardless of whether the material is reused or new. If the reused materials are reclaimed on site, set the transportation distance to zero.
- If the reused materials have service life less than the calculation period of the assessment, material replacements are calculated as usual. Material replacements are always considered for new materials.