The Construction Carbon Calculator estimates embodied carbon. Embodied carbon is the carbon released when a product is manufactured, shipped to a project site and installed. This calculator looks at an entire project, and takes into account the site disturbance, landscape and ecosystem installation or restoration, building size and base materials of construction. It does this simply, requiring only basic information that is available to a project team very early in the design process.
The calculator provides an estimate that establishes a base number to clarify the carbon implications of the construction process – to be used as tool to address the reduction of that footprint. The results you obtain will be an estimation and approximate – accurate within 25%, plus or minus.