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Climate action

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Making buildings: The concrete slab with a third less CO2

Extending a Victorian house with a strict low-carbon design ethos involved several targeted moves, but using LC3 limestone calcined clay cement concrete was a UK first

3 June 2024

Carbon calculators

Cost needn’t deter smaller practices from calculating the carbon of their designs.  Ben Hair explains Knox Bhavan’s approach

How Knox Bhavan’s carbon calculator makes more sustainable designs

What started as in-house software at Elliott Wood has become a free, simple-to-use embodied carbon calculator aimed at resource-stretched practices

Elliott Wood aims its embodied carbon calculator at small practices

The race to meet emissions reductions targets by 2030 means construction must now focus on embodied carbon, according to the winner of the RIBA President’s Award for Research – climate change

Whole life carbon must be architects’ priority

UWE-led project adds AI to embodied carbon calculation tools to cut decisions on alternative materials from hours to just a few minutes

Low carbon alternatives could be decided in minutes, not hours

Too many ‘sustainable’ credits for buildings refer only to operation, but embodied energy accounts for much carbon output. There are digital tools to help green your design

How to count the carbon in your design

Construction industry heavyweights respond to climate emergency with Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator

Trials of open source EC3 application show 30% cut in carbon costs