Hi all, I recently worked with @vmccracken and @EmilyGross to conduct an analysis of different casework and countertop materials, comparing them in terms of embodied carbon. We also built a calculator to track the impact of casework and countertop assemblies in context with other interior finish materials. Check out our findings here:
The casework calculator is a tab in our Sustainability Metrics Drawing Set Template & Tracker tool. Download the calculator under available downloads:
Some lessons learned:
- Solid surface countertops have the highest GWP per LF, while concrete has the lowest
- Embodied carbon of casework and countertops is significant, especially in multifamily residential typologies, and should be included in project LCAs, especially of interior renovation projects
We welcome comments and feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or reach out directly to myself, Veronica (CLF-MN hub leader), or Emily.