Mitigation potentials for environmental impacts of construction material flows

Niko Heeren

ETH Zurich

Niko Heeren is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His researches focuses on environmental impacts of energy and material systems in the built environment. Typical methods used in his work are life cycle assessment, material flow analysis, energy simulation, GIS, computer programming, etc.


Building energy consumption is an important contributor to global greenhouse emissions. Therefore, energy-efficient retrofitting and new construction is on the political agenda in most countries. It can be expected that... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Niko Heeren (ETH Zurich)
  2. Stefanie Hellweg (ETH)

Topic Areas

• Socio-economic metabolism and material flow analysis , • Management and technology for sustainable and resilient energy, water, food, materials, , • Sustainable urban systems


MS-16 » Circular Economy and Metabolism of Buildings (14:00 - Monday, 26th June, Room G)

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