Date9 December, 2021
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As embodied carbon has been recognised as an important contributor to the total carbon impact of a built asset (whole life carbon), building services engineers need to understand the embodied carbon of the systems they design and the products they specify. Building on the work of TM65 published in January 2021, CIBSE and Elementa Consulting will present their most recent research study, published as CIBSE TM65.1, about embodied carbon of residential heating products and typical design options. Focused on embodied carbon of space heating and hot water systems in a ultra-low energy building fabric notional new-build 3bd terraced house and in 2bd apartments in multi-unit residential developments of different scales – 15-unit, a 100-unit and a 2000-unit development, key results at both product and system level will be presented. In total, the embodied carbon of 30 products types and 13 different design strategies will be presented.