Hi all, thank you all for the comments on my MEP post on Basecamp. As we are transitioning to this new platform, I am sharing it again.
Anyone with an expertise in embodied carbon at MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) product and system level?
We are building expertise and research on this subject at Integral Group but would like to engage with other experts around the world for more positive impact.
With our first research projects, we have found that MEP can have a huge impact. See below, a study we did looking at all embodied carbon emissions from an office retrofit in SF including all MEP elements - published in CIBSE journal. The study shows for instance that MEP are responsible for 50% of all embodied carbon emissions in worst case scenario, with 18% associated with refrigerants leakage only!
If you have some useful resources, know experts, please reach out. We believe Engineers need to look at embodied carbon as well - no longer just operational. Maybe we could start a focus group on this topic.