Growing Impact
Growing Impact
Jun 1, 2023
Urban embodied carbon
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Every material that makes up a building, be it steel, concrete, wood, or plastic, has a greenhouse gas emission associated with it. This is called embodied carbon, and calculating the amount of GHG for one building is achievable. However, calculating that number for an entire city is still a challenge. To assist policymakers to better manage their city's carbon emissions, a team of researchers is developing a methodology to calculate embodied carbon for an entire city.

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