The built environment produces a third of the world’s waste. Every year about 100 billion tonnes of raw materials are extracted for use across the buildings and construction sector. Today, it is possible to create products that have a positive impact on the world around us. More sustainable and carbon neutral, with higher percentages of recycled materials and a longer life cycle. Designing for a sustainable future requires architects, designers, and specifiers to look at materials from a more holistic perspective.
The second part of our Passivhaus series will take you on a transformative journey, exploring the intersection of health, sustainability, and affordability in the built environment. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the vital role that buildings play in shaping our well-being, the environment, and our economies. Available on-demand.
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Architects can reduce the embodied carbon of a building by specifying lower carbon construction materials. Concrete represents a significant portion of the embodied carbon of a building. This one hour course explains why concrete has a high embodied carbon content and how it can be reduced without compromising the project schedule or the engineering properties of the concrete.
Understand the built environment global warming impacts and learn how LCA tools are used to achieve reductions in building upfront /embodied carbon at design stage through low carbon material selection.