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UK Government has required Whole Life Carbon assessments, which means embodied carbon assessments, for all new public works projects and programmes since December 2020

In October 2020, the Government responded to the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 Progress Report which had recommended to Government, in relation to embodied carbon in buildings, that the Government, “support the assessment and benchmarking of whole-life carbon in buildings.” … Continue reading

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For every five houses built, does one house worth really go to landfill or incineration?

Duncan Baker-Brown recently claimed this in an article on Construction21, I guess, based on the fact that he also said, “We know that the construction industry in the UK wastes approximately 20% of the material delivered to a building site”, … Continue reading

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Update to 2018 EPD numbers

With the revival of the Finnish RTS EPD programme, and the latest numbers from Inies for Verified French ‘Fiche de Declaration Environmental et Sanitaire’ (EPD in French), the numbers for Verified EN 15804 EPD in January 2018 which I have … Continue reading

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EPD Infographic – https://infogr.am/constructionlcas_guide_to_epd

If you’ve ever wondered how many EN 15804 EPD are out there, what products they cover, which EPD programmes have published the most EPD or how quickly the number of EPD are growing, then look no further than my Infographic on … Continue reading

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