I’m excited to share an LCA Case Study on the embodied carbon reductions we were able to achieve on a newly constructed net zero energy commercial building in Salem, Oregon. This building was designed for resilience and uninterrupted operation during a large Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. The analysis examines the tradeoffs associated with resilient design and covers structure/enclosure, MEP, interiors, PV, and refrigerant leakage impacts. I hope the findings can be useful to others.
Finally, this work was guided by Oregon Executive Order 17-20, which directs state buildings to consider options to lower the embodied carbon of building materials.
Materials Management Program