While calculating carbon, the earlier the action is taken, the better, as a large amount of a building's ultimate embodied carbon value is frequently decided as early in the construction sequence as the initial design stage. Additionally, carbon calculation and assessments are extremely helpful for AEC stakeholders in order to lower the amount of embodied carbon in their structures and, ultimately, build better buildings.
By calculating the embodied carbon present early in the construction sequence, engineers and other project stakeholders can have a detailed understanding of the level of carbon that the proposed structure contains.
Throughout the design lifecycle, depending on the decisions being made and the stakeholders involved, the resolution of carbon information required looks quite different.
Team members, carbon decisions, and carbon information required throughout the building design stages
Having access to such detailed data early on can be invaluable, providing the information and, most importantly, the time savings necessary to consider, assess and evaluate how this carbon figure can be minimized to reduce the building’s environmental impact.