This project seeks to maximise the reduction of embodied carbon in the built environment by adapting the industry-standard practice of value engineering; a common practice where cost reduction and constructability are optimised before construction. It will develop a new value engineering framework that focusses not only on cost, but also maximises the reduction of embodied carbon emissions through innovative dematerialisation strategies early in the building design. It is estimated that adopting this framework could save up to 1.2MtCO2eq/year from building construction in Australia.
The #CRCLCL's #lowcarbon #tourism project in the Blue Mountains resulted in 80 businesses cutting their #carbon #emissions by up to 15% each year and led to a national roll out. https://t.co/C4n0Jx3nTP pic.twitter.com/3Re2v2PNl6— Low Carbon Living (@CRC_LCL) June 18, 2019