Measuring carbon – a small practice perspective

Author: Peter Laidler

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2 September 2021

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Measuring carbon – a small practice perspective

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Peter Laidler
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2 September 2021
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The Structural Engineer
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Peter Laidler

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The Structural Engineer, Volume 99, Issue 9, 2021, Page(s) 5

Date published

2 September 2021

Author

Peter Laidler

Citation

The Structural Engineer, Volume 99, Issue 9, 2021, Page(s) 5

Price

Standard: £10 + VAT
Members/Subscribers: Free

Peter Laidler describes a small practice's solution to calculating the embodied carbon of its standard structural designs.

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In this article, Peter Laidler describes his small practice’s experience of responding to the climate emergency by seeking to minimise upfront carbon and maximise material utilisation in its structural designs, as well as encouraging retrofit and reuse. The practice has developed a simple carbon calculator in order to integrate embodied carbon calculations into standard design procedures.

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PDF
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5
Publisher:
The Institution of Structural Engineers

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Climate change Leadership Calculation Feature Carbon Issue 9

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