The Structural Carbon Tool helps US project reduce embodied carbon by 40% – Latest
We're delighted to see The Structural Carbon Tool making an impact around the world.
A feature in New Civil Engineer today showcases a project by a US team, including Thornton Tomasetti, Studio Gang and Howard Hughes Corporation, who were able to reduce the embodied carbon of the scheme by 40%, to 234tCO2e/m2, by using data from The Structural Carbon Tool to inform their design decisions at an early stage.
Praising the accessibility and ease of use of the tool, spokespeople from the team describe how using the tool 'demystifies' the process and enabled them to get engagement from all parties early on.
Examples such as this show that the tool, which was developed by Elliott Wood with the Institution of Structural Engineers and donated to the industry, is achieving its ambition; to empower engineering firms of all sizes to reduce the embodied carbon in their designs, and make embodied carbon calculations the norm.
Read the article at New Civil Engineer: Future of Net Zero | Free calculator leads to carbon savings and collaboration for US project
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