What is Embodied Carbon?

Watch this 1 Minute explainer on Embodied Carbon.

According to the Irish Green Building Council:

Upfront embodied carbon refers to the emissions associated with all the activities of procuring, mining, harvesting raw materials, transforming these materials into construction products, transporting them to site and incorporating them into a building, and subsequently maintaining, replacing and removing and disposing at the end of their life


For more detail, the Embodied Carbon Report, an overview of the process and calculation of embodied carbon in a study of house types, is now available.

Download our Embodied Carbon Report

XCO2 were commissioned to carry out Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) for four different dwelling types using the typical material specifications to meet the embodied carbon targets set by various organisations such as RIBA, RIAI, LETI, Future Homes Hub and GLA.

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Find Out How We are Reducing Embodied Carbon in Construction

Eamonn Clarke Unilin Insulation

Eamonn Clarke, Technical Manager

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