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Impact Pathway 2: Lowering the embedded carbon in buildings

At the foundation of the low carbon built environment is an emerging breed of construction materials manufactured using techniques that minimise energy consumption and associated carbon emissions. By independently researching these ‘low embedded carbon’ materials and barriers to their uptake, we aspire to drive their adoption until they are a mainstream solution regularly specified by the construction industry.

We are studying the design, durability and field performance of low embedded carbon construction materials such as geopolymer concrete, recycled timber and hybrid systems to prove their commercial viability. By showcasing their application and developing new performance standards, we aim to drive market growth and uptake.