Apr 7, 2020

SEI Sustainability Committee Publishes White Paper "Achieving Net Zero Embodied Carbon in Structural Materials by 2050"

A White Paper by the Structural Engineering Institute’s Sustainability Committee Carbon Working Group

Structural materials (i.e., steel and concrete) are responsible for over 10% of global carbon dioxide emissions. The white paper outlines five paths to achieve a net zero-carbon future within the built environment. These paths include varying levels of adoption of 4 transition tracks: (1) design improvements, (2) greening the electrical grid, (3) material production improvements, and (4) carbon offsets.


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