Embodied Carbon and EPD


I hope, readers, that you’ll find the article I’ve just written for greenspec® useful.  It covers regulation, databases, tools and tips, with lots of links.

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Co-author Green Guide to Specification, expert in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), EPDs and sustainability for the construction materials sector Researching Building LCA and how we can increase uptake at the Open University. Tweets as @constructionlca
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4 Responses to Embodied Carbon and EPD

  1. Nice overview. However, on the ‘continent’ we often have diffulties with the term ’embodied’. In fact it is not defined in the TC350 standards. What is your opinion: should it be part of the standards?

  2. Thanks Agnes. You’re right that “embodied” is not a term used in the standards, but in the UK, it is the popular term for the carbon associated by materials as opposed to the operation of the building. I don’t think we are going to be able to change the UK’s use of the term embodied carbon, so it may be helpful in future revisions of EN 15804 and EN 15978 standards to mention in a note how embodied carbon relates to the data provided by the GWP indicator.

  3. OvidiuVaipan says:

    Great article, Jane.I am struggling to find the year it has been published as I need to reference it in one of my Uni’s project. Is it 2011? Thank you.

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