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Some software programs are developed throughout EU in order to provide the practically use of LCA method that is used for the assessment of the environmental impacts of construction materials. The results of assessments made by these software programs constitute direct input for solution proposals to decrease the environmental impacts and for environmental product declarations. In this context, training of GaBi software program developed by University of Stuttgart and PE International GmbH has been implemented with 10 beneficiaries, between July 6th – July 20th 2008, in host partner PE International GmbH Company, and the applications related to the subject in University of Stuttgart, DIBU German Institute Construction and Environment, and Germany Baden-Wüerttenberg Ministry of Environment in Stuttgart-Germany had been looked over according to the activity plan of the project.

During their visits in Germany, project beneficiaries had received training about environmental impacts of the buildings and construction materials, LCA method used for the assessment of environmental impacts, an LCA tool GaBi software program, and environmental product declarations (EPDs) that use the outputs of this software program. Furthermore the beneficiaries  had attended the cultural tours and activities organized by the host partners, and had qualified for receiving GaBi, LCA and EPD certificates by achieving the training programs and by completing the intensive work program.

At the end of the project, it is possible to declare that the aim of the project for comprehensibility and applicability of the LCA method by the related actors in Turkey construction sector, and widespread use of the LCA method is implemented by constituting training seminars and workshops; by opening M.S. and PhD lessons about the subject; by preparing posters, presentations and compact discs about the project, and providing to allocate them to other universities and organizations; by publishing project and seminary news in some bulletins, local/national newspapers, and web pages of these issues; by making programs about the project in the national radios; by organizing an international symposium with the host partners; and by getting out an integrated web page for the project and symposium.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
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