The UK government has turned their focus recently on to embodied carbon in buildings and tackling the greater carbon impact of our buildings, rather than just the in use emissions. That can be a monumental task, how can one identify the carbon costs of mining, processing and transportation of materials? Does a timber double glazed window have a greater carbon cost if it is made of oak or made of pine? Is cladding better environmentally if it is green larch, or rendered woodfibre?
One possible solution is to use a monolithic database like the Green Building Calculator, to pull the numbers through for you, and we ran an introductory session on this on Monday the 11th of October, conveniently just three days before our Future Footprints event, comparing carbon in different building materials. To book Future Footprints, please visit the webpage on our website - https://bit.ly/futurefootprints1410
To view the recording of our Green Building Calculator session you can do so HERE
If Futuregrid left you wanting more on some of the topics raised, these upcoming events might just fit the bill. And if you’re not already a member of The Green Register, attending one of these below will open the door, enabling you to apply for membership