How can the industry design, cost and construct façade systems that minimise embodied carbon whilst still creating high quality architecture that also optimises operating carbon?
We recently hosted a roundtable discussion with industry experts to discuss how embodied carbon in the facades can be accurately assessed and minimised.
As the discussions around minimising the embodied carbon in the building frame mature, attention is turning to other elements of the build. Our discussions between our team and leading façade experts at Arup, Kawneer, and Colorminium covered the following headings:
Client key drivers
The push pull between operational and embodied carbon
Balancing carbon with design aspirations
Inconsistency in standards and the associated risks
Low carbon procurement
The industry is still in the foothills of the embodied carbon journey, however, we hope you find the output from this roundtable useful. Do get in touch if you would like to discuss the costs around reducing embodied carbon in your scheme, or if you would like to be involved in future embodied carbon roundtable discussions.