About the Materials category

This category applies to topics that relate to reducing the carbon intensity of materials, which are at the heart of embodied carbon in buildings. Although some traditional and emerging materials can offer significant embodied carbon reductions compared to business-as-usual and conventional solutions, intentionally selecting and optimizing materials for the express purpose of reducing embodied carbon is rarely a project driver.

I’m currently on the ISO TC323 committee on the Circular Economy. As a Structural Engineer my main interest is in the reuse of construction waste and design for deconstruction.