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Injecting embodied carbon capability into the integrated design and construction process

Our clients are increasingly asking us how they can construct a carbon-neutral facility and accounting for the embodied carbon of construction must be part of the equation for any carbon-neutral project.

Embodied carbon is defined as the carbon footprint of a material, and is expressed in metric tons of CO2e – the global warming potential of an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide. Determining the amount of embodied carbon considers the global warming potential of all greenhouse gases (GHGs) that are released within the material’s supply chain. This can include the extraction of raw materials from the ground, transport, refining, processing, assembly, in-use, and the end of a material’s life.

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