Embodied Carbon


THE BASICS:

WHAT IS EMBODIED CARBON?

When most people think about the carbon footprint of a building, they think about how much electricity or heat a building uses. The greenhouse gases generated to produce electricity or heat are known as operational carbon emissions. For the last 16 years, the HERS rating industry has focused on reducing operational emissions. (And we’ve done a great job!) However, the emissions from the extraction, transportation to the facotry and the manufacturing of the building materials themselves are known as embodied carbon emissions or “cradle to gate” emissions...

CLICK HERE to read more about what embodied carbon is, why it matters, and what needs to happen next.

THE DETAILS:

FOR THE BUILDING SCIENCE ENTHUSIASTS AMONG US!

CLICK HERE for all of the details about how we think this might work (AKA: everything including the carbon sink!)

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STEP TWO: SIGN THE LETTER OF SUPPORT

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RESOURCES:

EMBODIED CARBON CALCULATORS AND LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS TOOLS

GLOSSARY

ORGANIZATIONS

VIDEOS AND PODCASTS

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