We need to move faster to tackle embodied carbon
The built environment is responsible for nearly 40% of all energy-related carbon emissions, a sobering statistic. Perhaps less well known is that around 11% comes from materials and construction.
This embodied carbon is much more challenging to tackle than operational carbon, and it goes to the heart of what we do – creating great buildings. But this doesn’t have to be an existential crisis; it is an opportunity for innovation.