Carbon Intelligence

With over 25 years working in the construction and carbon fields, The Footprint Company are leaders in embodied carbon analysis.

Our 'Carbon Intelligence' section is designed to keep you informed and updated on how embodied carbon in construction materials is being rolled out in Australia and around the world, and the implications it has on construction, large and small.

Reimagined – Recycled & Reusable


Reimagined – Recycled & Reusable – The new poster child of low carbon construction innovation. The construction industry is regularly criticised for its obstructive old school collective amnesia. “Don’t fix what ain’t broke” and “we have always done it this way, its too risky to try something new” or “we tried it and it failed”….

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Zero Carbon Buildings


By 2030, over 135 billion m2 of new building is needed just to accommodate growth in global population. This could account for over 350 gigatonnes of embodied carbon emissions.

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Smoking the Planet


Smoking the Planet – the inconvenient back story of responsible retail. The average operating energy related carbon emissions intensity of retail tenancies is up to 8 times higher than the retail base building. Retail energy efficiency to date has been almost solely focussed on the base building, through NABERS ratings at the expense of tenancies….

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Embodied Carbon in Materials


The Paris Agreement goals require annual global emissions growth rate to be reduced by 10-70%. The production of materials for buildings and infrastructure is responsible for almost 55% of total annual global carbon emissions.

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Sustainability in food retailing


2018 is the year of Sustainability in food retailing. Concern for food miles, packaging waste, organic grown and ethical are the buzzwords which consumers are seeking from their food experiences – and they are willing to pay for it.

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