Measurement and reporting tools
This section captures the various tools and techniques that have been developed or are under development when measuring carbon across the built environment life cycle. This section includes tools to measure the carbon “footprint” of the construction process; construction materials and products.
It also seeks to identify tools that enable options to be compared – including whole-life approaches as well as the tools that seek to reconcile carbon impacts with other parameters – whether environmental, economic, or social. It is important to develop standard models for counting carbon across the sectors.
1) University of Bath: Inventory of carbon and Energy version 1.6a
2) Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York: A Comparative carbon footprint analysis of on-site construction and an off-site manufacturerd house
3) Environment Agency: Carbon calculator for construction activities
This is an excel spreadsheet for calculating the embodied carbon emissions of materials and that associated with their transportation.
4) BSI: Assessing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services (PAS 2050)
PAS 2050 is a specification for a method for measuring the embodied greenhouse gas emissions from goods and services.
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