Measuring and reducing embodied carbon in the building envelope

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Our article “Measuring and reducing embodied carbon in the building envelope” has been published on EU BUILD UP - the European portal for energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings.
The research, led by Marco Capelli e Andrea Botti with contributions from Alice Garoni, examines the embodied carbon of building envelopes, its significance in overall building carbon, and the data and guidelines for its estimation. The cradle-to-gate CO2 emissions of curtain walling systems in office buildings have been estimated for two case studies in Bologna, Italy, comparing façade portions of similar performances. The research also evaluates the availability and reliability of data for estimating embodied carbon in aluminum extruded profiles and glass.

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