Carbon Intelligence

Press: GreenBook 2020 Available 27th November

The 2020 Edition of The GreenBook™, launches on 27 November, and is expected to become the “go-to Bible” for designers and builders intent on reducing embodied carbon from the nation’s building and development sector. Australia’s foremost expert on reducing embedded CO2 in building construction and CEO of The Footprint Company, Dr Caroline Noller, says the…

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Re-imagined: 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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