Carbon value engineering

Start Date
2017
Description

This project seeks to maximise the reduction of embodied carbon in the built environment by adapting the industry-standard practice of value engineering; a common practice where cost reduction and constructability are optimised before construction. It will develop a new value engineering framework that focusses not only on cost, but also maximises the reduction of embodied carbon emissions through innovative dematerialisation strategies early in the building design. It is estimated that adopting this framework could save up to 1.2MtCO2eq/year from building construction in Australia.

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Current
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RP1034
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Program 1: Integrated Building Systems
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