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The Structural Carbon Tool goes live!

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We launched The Structural Carbon Tool last week in partnership with the Institution of Structural Engineers to an audience of over 1,200 attendees.

At the start of the event, the group was polled about how often they calculate the embodied carbon in projects. The results show how far the profession still has to go before practices are routinely using tools like ours to quickly and easily understand how they can reduce carbon on every project:

  • 56% said they never calculate embodied carbon in projects

  • 2% are asked by clients for the carbon figures on the majority of projects

  • 90% are planning on using the tool on some or all of their projects

It takes just 10-15 minutes to turn structural schemes into something that can be quantified using The Structural Carbon Tool.

And while it’s been designed to calculate carbon, its true purpose is to reduce carbon in the built environment. So that at the earliest stage of a design, engineers can make better decisions and inform clients more holistically.

The tool is available to download for free on the IStructE website, to enable all engineers, no matter their practice size or resources, to design for a sustainable future.

Click here to download The Structural Carbon Tool.

If you missed the event and would like to know how the tool works, watch the recording below, featuring our Structural Engineer, Penny Gowler. Penny has been instrumental in the development of the tool and championing sustainable design without our practice and the industry.

We look forward to seeing how the tool is adopted, with collaboration and input from engineers in the UK and internationally. Our hope is that it will help everyone to do more to promote real change as we fight the climate crisis.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, get in touch at info@elliottwood.co.uk