Reducing embodied carbon through efficient design

As the operational carbon emissions from buildings are reduced through energy efficiency measures, the embodied carbon emissions in construction materials become more significant. Two key strategies were used at the Park to reduce the embodied carbon of venues and infrastructure. The first was to use low carbon concrete mixes and the second was to design structures with less materials. This study examines four cases studies – the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre, the Velodrome, and the Structures, Bridges and Highways (SBH) – to explore how design efficiency was incorporated into the Park’s venues and infrastructure.
17 Oct 2011
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