Options for incorporating embodied and sequestered carbon into the building standards framework (AECOM)

Options for incorporating embodied and sequestered carbon into the building standards framework (AECOM)

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1. Outline

Historically, the building standards framework has focused on regulations for the operational energy and carbon savings from new buildings. There is potential to reduce carbon emissions further, by expanding the framework to address and drive down the lifecycle carbon associated with buildings, incorporating both embodied and sequestered carbon. This report, produced by AECOM for the Committee on Climate Change’s Biomass in a low-carbon economy report, examines the options available for doing so.