Embodied Carbon v Operational Carbon

more info here: https://carbonleadershipforum.org/clf-owner-toolkit/

For building owners, this is getting down to the action of where the heavy duty emissions occur.

UK Green Building Council guide offers practical advice when it comes to developing an effective brief:


The guidance explains some of the basics of embodied carbon and gives an overview of some suggested approaches. It also provides example wording – which is designed to help clients stipulate the requirements for an embodied carbon measurement.

Current research indicates that 24-46% of supply chain construction emissions can be reduced with less than a 1% cost premium added to the construction price (RMI to be released May 2021World Economic Forum).