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project.assist: Embodied Carbon Analysis Report
project.assist: Embodied Carbon Analysis Report
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Written by Christopher Riddell
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Brief Overview

The Embodied Carbon Analysis Report provides a critical evaluation of the carbon footprint associated with the materials and processes used in the construction of a building project. This report is indispensable for architects, builders, and developers focused on reducing environmental impact and aiming for sustainability certifications. By assessing baseline and potential reductions in embodied carbon, the report offers actionable insights into material selection and design decisions that can significantly lower the project's overall carbon emissions.

Required Data

  • Geometry: Should be ready for import from drawing.tool or equivalent formats.

  • Basis of Design (BoD) Document: Including general assembly selections, renovation conditions, and/or material takeoff quantities.

  • Address: Location of the project for regional analysis.

  • Desired Baseline: Selection from CLF High, Medium, or Low baselines for comparison.

Deliverables

  • Embodied Carbon Report: A detailed document providing key metrics, breakdowns, and methodologies for embodied carbon analysis.

    • Key Metrics: Highlights baseline and achievable carbon reductions, presenting them with clear graphical breakdowns.

    • Secondary Metrics: Offers detailed analysis of embodied system breakdowns for baseline conditions and potential improvements.

    • Assumptions: Outlines the assumptions made in the analysis, including baselines, structural estimation methods, and lifespan.

    • Methodology: Describes the approach taken to calculate embodied carbon, providing transparency and credibility to the findings.

  • Access to analysis.tool Features: Limited access to specific features relevant to embodied carbon analysis on the analysis.tool platform.

  • E.C profile breakdowns at various levels including system, enclosures and interiors, which might be worth adding there.

  • Assemblies: list of assemblies to the report.

Why You Would Want the Report

  • Sustainability Goals: Achieve or advance sustainability objectives by understanding and minimizing the embodied carbon footprint of your project.

  • Informed Material Selection: Make educated decisions about materials and construction methods that have lower environmental impacts.

  • Regulatory Compliance and Certification: Use the report to support compliance with environmental regulations and to attain sustainability certifications that require detailed carbon accounting.

  • Competitive Differentiation: Demonstrate environmental leadership by proactively reducing the carbon footprint of your projects, appealing to clients and stakeholders increasingly concerned with climate change.

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