There was a great thread on biogenic carbon in the previous Basecamp platform titled “To Save Our Climate We Need Taller Trees Not Taller Wooden Buildings, Center for Sustainable Economy”. I can’t seem to find it here, so for now am creating a new post…but if it lives somewhere else, my intent is to build on it with two quick items:
1/ There was a good (if disturbing) article in the National Observer today on the sad state of affairs re carbon accounting (or rather, shell gaming) in Canada. Lots of graphs and good details. Worth the read.
2/ A friend (Andy Thomson) shared a great strategy hierarchy framework (a graphic he upgraded from the 2013 HM Treasury Infrastructure and Carbon Review, p23
HMT strategies and Andy’s corresponding shift in our ‘roles’ (says ‘Architect’ but could read as ‘Consultant’):
Build nothing:100% reduction potential. Architect as Strategic Advisor
Build less: 80% reduction potential. Architect as Planning Advisor
Build clever: 50% reduction potential. Architect as Structural Director - striving towards ephemerization
Build efficiently: Architect as Thermal, Cost and Quantity Accountant
Attached. Credit Andy Thomson.