Tackling Embodied Carbon.

Duncan Baker Brown has been speaking to the AJ about The City of London Corporation plans to tackle embodied carbon. The Corporation has just begun a consultation on the new planning advice for tackling the assessment of whole lifecycle carbon for all new major building projects

The proposed guidance outlines how developers will be expected to calculate and report the impacts of whole life cycle carbon emissions at the beginning of a project before designs are finalised.

Alongside teaching at Brighton and running his own practice, Duncan co-chairs the RIBA Climate Action Group and is author of The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer’s Guide Towards a Circular Economy.

He told the AJ “With an emphasis on encouraging good practice to prove how ambitious targets for whole life carbon assessment will be met at the early pre-app stage in the development of a design, it will become increasingly difficult to justify the wholesale demolition of tall buildings to make way for the construction of new tall buildings.’

You can read the full article here https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/city-of-london-sets-out-new-planning-guidance-to-tackle-embodied-carbon