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Targeting Zero: Embodied and Whole Life Carbon Explained

Simon Sturgis

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 128

  • Publisher: RIBA Publishing

  • Date Published: May 2017

  • Stock Code: 86504

  • ISBN: 9781859466438

  • Binding: Paperback

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Embodied and Whole Life Carbon will change the way buildings are designed, yet carbon emissions associated with the construction and life of buildings are not yet wholly understood by the profession. Energy is assumed to be the province of services engineers, yet energy from materials is as big an issue. Architects have the opportunity to take the lead in redefining how buildings are designed to achieve a low carbon future.

This book is an accessible and friendly read, introducing and explaining many of the concepts around Embodied and Whole Life Carbon, using case studies taken from in-depth research. It will demonstrate how architects can become central to the carbon resource impacts of the buildings they design and how low carbon approaches should drive innovation.

About the Author

Simon Sturgis

Simon Sturgis, AADip RIBA is MD of Sturgis Carbon Profiling LLP. Simon also sits on various committees such as the RIBA Sustainable Futures Group, and is advisor to UKGBC, Farrell Review, AJ Retrofit Awards and is a regular public speaker.

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