Featured Research Projects
Buy Clean Washington Study
Research purpose: Review and evaluate embodied carbon policies to limit the embodied carbon of structural materials used in State building projects.
Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study
Research question: What are the typical magnitudes and ranges for embodied carbon of buildings?
LCA of a WeWork Tenant Improvement Project
Research question: What are the environment impacts of a typical WeWork office? How can WeWork reduce embodied carbon across its construction supply chain?
LCA of Katerra’s CLT and Catalyst Building
Research purpose: Analyze environmental impacts of Katerra’s CLT supply chain, as well as its Catalyst Building.
LCA of MEP Systems and Tenant Improvements
Research question: What are the typical ranges of embodied carbon (and other impact measures) for mechanical, electrical, plumbing (MEP) and tenant improvement (TI)?
Mass Timber Optimization and LCA
Research purpose: Explore how mass timber buildings can be optimized for material efficiency and support a regionally-specific LCA case study of a mass timber office building in the Pacific Northwest.
Seismic Damage (ATC/FEMA P-58)
Research purpose: Develop a comprehensive database of structural and non-structural building component repair.
Tornado Resilience and Sustainability
Research purpose: Develop embodied carbon estimates of tornado damage to an interdisciplinary NSF research project.
EC3 Tool Methodology
Research purpose: Develop data and methodology for the EC3 Tool.
UW Population Health Facility
Research purpose: Determine if the UW Population Health facility would meet the requirements of LEED’s whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) credit.
Wood Carbon Seminars
Research purpose: Answer common and critical questions about the carbon impacts of wood from the building industry.