Date:7 March, 2023
Whole Life Carbon Emissions are the combined emissions from the operation of a building (Operational Carbon) and the construction, maintenance, and deconstruction of the building (Embodied Carbon). Operational Carbon emissions and calculations are well established, however Embodied Carbon Calculations are less so.
Please join Buro Happold in learning what embodied carbon is, how it is currently being measured, and most importantly, how it can be minimised. We will go through a project life cycle and discuss what decisions have the largest impact on the embodied carbon of your projects through the use of project case studies and our sensitivity studies. Embodied carbon minimisation needs to sit alongside cost, quality, and programme to ensure that your project successfully provides the spaces and purpose it needs to, but does it in a lower-carbon way.
Dr. Natasha Watson
EngD CEng MICE