FCBS CARBON is a whole life carbon review tool, designed to estimate the whole life carbon of a building to inform design decisions prior to detailed design. This makes potential carbon impacts clear to the client, architect and the whole design team from the outset of the design process. Using benchmarked data from the ICE Database and EPDs, the tool is designed to give the design team insight into the whole life carbon impact of a building from the very outset of a project.
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FCBS CARBON is distributed as a beta version to provide guidance at early stages of building design. It is intended to provide a consistent methodology to understand the magnitude of design decisions, enabling whole life carbon to be compared between different options. The tool is provided as a macro enabled spreadsheet, please ensure you enable the macros to experience the full functionality of FCBS CARBON.

The tool provides an estimate of the whole life carbon, and users must ensure that the modelled parameters of any building represent it as accurately as possible for that design stage. All claims relating to whole life carbon arising as result of this tool should be verified by a suitably qualified professional. FCBStudios provide no warranty as to the accuracy of the results from this tool.

The tool has been developed by FCBStudios Ltd using carbon factors derived from the Inventory of Carbon and Energy (ICE) database and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

Please credit any work using FCBS CARBON to FCBStudios.

By downloading the tool you consent to FCBStudios to contact you regarding your experience of using the tool to guide future development including an online version. Data provided during this exercise will be provided anonymously unless explicit permission has been granted by the user.

The tool is issued under the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND-4.0 International licence. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ )

FCBStudios wish to thank the following individuals for their guidance in the preparation of the tool for free release to the industry:

For discussion on structural assumptions

For discussion on the benchmarking of whole life carbon methodologies

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