Embodied Carbon in Building Materials for Real Estate

Embodied carbon refers to the emissions associated with manufacturing, transportation, and construction of building materials, as well as building disposal and accounts for 11% of total greenhouse gas emissions.

Embodied Carbon in Building Materials for Real Estate, created by the ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, prepares the real estate market for a low-carbon materials future, makes the business case for why real estate should pay attention, highlights smart steps to reduce embodied carbon, and showcases peers already addressing the issue.

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