Embodied carbon is the carbon footprint of producing materials. It is steadily gaining attention from both industry and parts of government, where it is now recognised that embodied carbon emissions make up a large fraction of the emissions from the construction sector. In fact, it’s often 20-40% of the whole life (embodied + operational) carbon emissions of a new building. This is already a significant proportion and will only increase as the thermal standards of new buildings improve.
Unlike operational carbon emissions, embodied carbon cannot be reversed. Once they have been released the opportunity for improvement has passed. In contrast...
Many businesses are now working hard to reduce the impacts of their operations, their services and/or their products. As part of this, every employee has an important role to play. Even if your company isn't taking action to reduce their environmental impacts, to cut their carbon footprints or to improve their resource efficiency there are still many things that you can do yourself.
Here is a list of our top 5 tips for reducing the impact of your daily office work:
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