Material intensity database project
Welcome to the Material Intensity Research Database!
This database contains data on material intensity of buildings, but can be extended for further infrastructure in the future. The initial database version was assembled (seeded) by Heeren and Fishman (submitted). The publication provides some analysis of the data and discusses a number of applications for the database.
- CONTRIBUTING: Guidelines on contributing data
- Codebook: Document describing the database, meaning of parameter values, and the codebook table.
- codebook table: Tabular document describing the database variables.
- data/buildings.csv: The building material intensity database
- references/buildings.csv: References to the data sources used in the material intensity data file.
Data contributions, and further extensions to the database are very much encouraged. The more data is contained in the MIR-DB, the more meaningful analysis and can be made with it.
Please see CONTRIBUTING.md for more info on how to contribute data. We encourage the use of the liberated_data project if you are extracting data from non-portable, such as figures or tables in PDF files.
For proposing new database attributes or changes to existing ones, please create an issue and propose a new codebook. Please keep in mind that the goal of this project is to provide a comprehensive and complete database. The database contains primary and secondary attributes and the former are required. See the codebook for more details.
Please cite the following article when using the data: Heeren and Fishman. A Database Seed for a Community-Driven Material Intensity Research Platform. Scientific Data. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0021-x.