Reducing Embodied Carbon in Buildings

Matt Jungclaus et al. RMI
United States · 2021

This report by the RMI provides a description of what is embodied carbon, it lists key materials driving the embodied carbon in US buildings. Furthermore it provides strategies and tools to reduce embodied carbon in buildings and present three case studies where these solutions have been applied. This report demonstrates that midsized commercial building projects can reduce embodied carbon by up to 46% at less than a 1% cost premium using materials that are widely available today. T

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