Building Smarter Structures
A Study in Low Embodied Carbon Structural Strategies
Recently we evaluated the embodied carbon of various structural systems to determine the optimal strategy for a low-carbon pathway. The results demonstrate that design decisions can reduce emissions by over 30% and the use of low-carbon materials can further reduce the emissions by an additional 30%.
Check out the study in closer detail here.
This study is included as part of the industry partnership led by BDP Quadrangle, Low Carbon NOW. As key stakeholders in the development of residential buildings in Toronto, the aim is to understand why change is so slow, how we can come together to do something about it, and ultimately aims to design buildings that are both affordable and sustainable.