The following article appears on the UK Green Building Council website
Last month, UK Green Building Council ran Embodied Carbon Week in partnership with British Land, Derwent London, Land Securities, Tishman Speyer and WRAP to explore the topic in greater detail and start a wider discussion about what more can be done to advance best practice.
Organisations, from across the industry, including the TSBE Centre and the University of Reading, hosted 22 thought provoking events including master classes, debates, workshops and webinars related to embodied carbon, which highlighted key issues from across different sectors and looked at ways in which the industry can move the agenda of embodied carbon forward. The week’s events were widely attended with over 900 individual registrations from approximately 300 organisations.
The Embodied Carbon Week 2014 Report, published on 9th May, summarises the feedback gained from the industry events that took place over the course of the week. It has been prepared by Arup based on summary feedback provided on sixteen Embodied Carbon week events and discusses the key findings, challenges and next steps for industry. You can view the report here.