Free Webinar: Costing the Earth: Embodied Carbon and the Race to Net Zero, October 14, 3 pm BST

  • 14 October 2021
  • Start time : 03:00 PM
  • End time : 04:00 PM
  • Event Host : London South Bank University
energy, net zero, embodied carbon network, UK
Event Description

Within the built environment, attention has tended to focus heavily on operational carbon, with little heed given to the carbon expended through the rest of the life-cycle.

Yet, over the lifetime of a building, the actual digging, mining and processing raw materials for construction account for 50% of greenhouse gas emissions within the sector and are responsible for catastrophic environmental devastation and biodiversity loss.

Furthermore, despite the heavy price the planet pays to give up these building materials, we still demolish buildings at an alarming rate, creating tons of carbon-dense waste - before we dig up some more to start building anew.

As a nation, we’re now falling over ourselves to ramp up construction, with ambitious 'new build' targets and a call to retrofit the nation’s leaky housing stock.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • London South Bank University
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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