Embodied Carbon Week 2014 Report
Report summarising Embodied Carbon Week 2014 key findings and next steps following the week of events.
Embodied carbon is rising up the agenda and rapidly becoming a key area of focus for those working across the built environment. That is why UK-GBC jointly ran Embodied Carbon Week from 7 – 11 April in partnership with British Land, Derwent London, Land Securities, Tishman Speyer and WRAP to explore the topic in greater detail and start a wider discussion about what more can be done to advance best practice.
Organisations from across the industry hosted 22 thought provoking events including master classes, debates, workshops and webinars related to embodied carbon, which highlighted key issues from across different sectors and looked at ways in which the industry can move the agenda of embodied carbon forward. The week’s events were widely attended with over 900 individual registrations from approximately 300 organisations.
The purpose of Embodied Carbon Week was to bring together built environment practitioners to:
- Raise awareness of the importance of embodied carbon in the built environment;
- Hear from experts about what is currently happening around embodied carbon within each sector, and what the challenges are;
- Encourage collaboration on the different measurement approaches and identify ways forward to achieve consistency in approach; and
- Identify actions for the various actors in this working context as to next steps to ensure best practice prevails across the industry.
This report summarises the feedback gained from the industry events that took place over the course of the week. It has been prepared by Arup based on summary feedback provided on sixteen Embodied Carbon week events.