The embodied carbon of a building is made up of the impacts from the extraction, processing, manufacture and packaging of the materials we use; the carbon emissions resulting from their transport and construction on site, maintenance over their life span and what happens after the building is demolished.
We have committed to interrogate the material choices in all our work. In our Carbon Counts exhibition, we draw together key metrics for ten of the most common materials used in architecture today: brick, aluminium, steel, copper, limestone, concrete, CLT, glass, PVC and bamboo. Read more in depth information here
Emissions in kgCo2e