Projects described here are current research projects conducted by UW faculty, staff and students to advance our understanding of the embodied impacts of building construction.

LCA of MEP and TI

What are the typical ranges of embodied carbon (and other impact measures) for mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and tenant improvement (TI)?

Life Cycle Assessment Practice Guide

Needed guidance to standardize whole building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) practices

NSF Resilient and Sustainable Buildings

A Risk-Informed Decision Framework to Achieve Resilient and Sustainable Buildings that Meet Community Objectives

Cross Laminated Timber Optimization

Market and Environmental Assessment of CLT Production in the Olympic Peninsula

Applied Technology Council (ATC) 58-2: Integrating Seismic and Environmental Impacts

A Comprehensive Database of Structural and Non-Structural Building Component Repair

Materials Matter

Sustainable Building Materials Curriculum for AIA Seattle and AIA National

Concrete Product Category Rule

Establishing the standard to calculate EPDs (reporting the environmental impact of concrete)

Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study

What are the typical magnitude and range of embodied carbon of buildings?