Emission database for infrastructure construction


The emissions database for infrastructure construction provides impartial data on the typical climate impacts of construction materials, products, transportation, and on-site activities used in Finland. This data enables the calculation of a comparable and transparent carbon footprint in infrastructure construction projects. The emissions database for infrastructure construction is part of the CO2data service. The service is open to everyone and free of charge.

Emissions data for construction products, processes, and services

The data in the emissions database for infrastructure construction are based on public sources, such as environmental product declarations for construction products. These sources have been used for comparison, selection, and evaluation of information in collaboration with infrastructure construction experts. The database primarily serves professionals in the industry, but the information is useful for anyone interested in the climate impacts of infrastructure. It contains average data for the most common and typical construction products. It does not include environmental product declarations for individual products. Background studies are also available in the service. At the time of publication, there is information on approximately 1000 items.

The maintenance and development of the database are carried out by the Finnish Environment Institute on behalf of the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (Väylävirasto).

Emissions database:

The service is still being developed, please give us feedback:

What is it about? Answers to frequently asked questions:

Content and methods (in Finnish):


The content of the database is provided freely for machine-readable access and is updated regularly as a JSON-formatted file.

Additional information

Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)

  • Feedback and questions: CO2data@syke.fi
  • Researcher Janne Mäkelä, tel. +358 295 252 338, firstname.lastname@syke.fi
  • Senior specialist Janne Pesu, tel. +358 29 525 1405, firstname.lastname@syke.fi

Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (Väylävirasto)

  • Environmental specialist Karoliina Saarniaho, tel. +358 29 534 3294, firstname.lastname@vayla.fi
  • Väylävirasto

The content of this site is based on the project "National Emission Database for Infrastructure Construction", funded by the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (Väylävirasto). The site is managed by the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke).

Published 2024-04-30 at 10:20, updated 2024-06-05 at 14:05
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