Embodied carbon has been traditionally deemed optional in carbon emissions analyses for buildings because it was estimated to be of small magnitude compared with operational carbon (WRI, Build Carbon Neutral). This presentation will look at likely future scenarios and show how, in the pursuit of zero-carbon buildings by ever-reducing operational emissions, embodied carbon is likely to become one of the key metrics to address in whole-life building sustainability. Furthermore, in the anticipation of cap-and-trade schemes, a price on carbon will affect all parties in the building industry.

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