Embodied Carbon for Structures
Recently, the UK Government has mandated a Net Zero Carbon (NZC) by 2050. Throughout the UK, companies are updating their environment and sustainability policies to work towards this goal. With more of an emphasis on environmental and sustainability issues, company policies should oblige their supply chain to address Net Zero Carbon and make improvements; we all have a duty to work together and achieve these aims.
Pell Frischmann’s Structural and Digital Teams have designed the Embodied Carbon for Structures (EC4S) tool which compares the embodied carbon of various design substructure and superstructure concepts. It can measure and compare the embodied carbon content of structural framing options for the whole building’s lifecycle.
The goal of EC4S is to:
- Provide better decision-making in the early stages of a project; this can lead to significant reductions in the embodied carbon and added value;
- Continuous development; the teams are working to incorporate how selected material specifications can minimise the total embodied carbon;
- Contribute to the industry development and research in this field, yielding new data that will be incorporated.
To access this, please fill out the form below and we will provide a link to the tool, as well as more information on the UK Government’s aims and what we can do together.