What is Embodied Carbon?
Embodied Carbon is defined as the greenhouse gas emissions (and removals) associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole life cycle of a building.
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Featured guidance - Embodied Carbon Guidance by Woodknowledge Wales
ASBP board member Jane Anderson (ConstructionLCA) and ASBP Technical Associate Katherine Adams were commissioned by Woodknowledge Wales to develop Embodied Carbon guidance for social housing developers, their design teams, contractors and suppliers.
The guidance is free to download and includes a wealth of information, including:
- An introduction to Embodied Carbon
- Drivers and benefits of Embodied Carbon/ Whole Life Carbon
- What you can do address Embodied Carbon
- Procuring low Embodied Carbon
- Tools and approaches to measure Embodied Carbon
- Biomass, biogenic carbon sequestration and carbon storage
- Approaches to reducing Embodied Carbon
- Benchmarking Embodied Carbon
- Embodied Carbon policy and regulation, and more!
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