How much carbon does your building weigh?

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Knowing material properties, their cost, thermal performance, and embodied carbon is how architects can regain agency for better client and broader social outcomes

“Architects have no agency, it’s quantity surveyors, project managers and contractors who decide which materials to use.”

“The native English population understands bricks, we helped write GLA design guides to ensure architects more easily gain planning approval when using brick.”

“We’re using bricks made from recycled toilet rolls.”

There were just three answers from an assembled panel of leading architects who managed to avoid answering the question “do you know the embodied carbon of your designs?” All of them had used facing bricks on concrete superstructures no taller than six stories.

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