As the world builds the equivalent of an entire New York City every month, reducing the carbon emissions of materials is imperative.
Between now and 2060 the world’s population will be doubling the amount of building floor space, equivalent to building an entire New York City every month for 40 years. Most of the carbon footprint of these new buildings will take the form of embodied carbon—the emissions associated with building material manufacturing and construction.
This reality is causing the AECO industry to turn their attention to information on building materials in order to make smarter choices with respect to addressing carbon emissions. This task, of course, has been fraught with challenges, including a lack of data and complexity.
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