In the Scale of Carbon19-23 September 2013Super Brands London, London Design Festival
As a measure of sustainability, buildings, materials and processes are commonly judged by their ‘embodied carbon’ – the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is produced during their operation or manufacture. CO2 accounts for 76% of all greenhouse gas emissions making it the primary contributor towards climate change, but, by its nature, quantities of this colourless gas remain frustratingly intangible.
In the Scale of Carbon brings carbon dioxide emissions out of the abstract by physically representing the volume of various architectural materials that can be produced for one tonne of CO2 emissions. The larger the cube, the greater the volume of material that can be manufactured for the same quantity of CO2 emissions.
A concept devised by independent materials consultants Materials Council, using data verified by Dr Craig Jones of Circular Ecology, the leading authority on embodied carbon, and designed in collaboration with London-based RAW Architecture Workshop.
A big thank you to our material sponsors for making the exhibition possible by providing materials and fabrication.
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