A guide for clients Embodied Carbon Developing a Client Brief by the UK Green Building Council sets out how to write an effective brief for embodied carbon measurement. Having accurate assessments helps to inform early design decisions when embodied carbon can be reduced the most.

Also the UKGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings – A Framework Definition (2019) is the common reference for the RIBA’s 2030 Climate Challenge setting out how net zero carbon buildings are defined.

The Centre for Industrialised Architecture (CINARK) at the Royal Danish Academy have developed a digital Construction Material Pyramid which allows users to compare the environmental impact of some common building materials.

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