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Embodied Carbon in Building Construction
16 January 2020

John Herbert, hong kong energy saving expert, BEAM expert
John Herbert

Will embodied carbon become the norm in 2020? It seems awareness and the importance of the embodied carbon (aka embodied energy) is gaining momentum in 2020. embodied carbon is the quantity of energy and resulting carbon emitted during the mining, processing and transportation of construction materials from cradle to the job site.

In Hong Kong it is important because we do not have any natural resources, so that all the materials have to be imported, along with its embedded carbon.

And this metric does not need to be super complicated, a straightforward methodology and calculation will gain more traction , faster, without loss of specificity or accuracy.

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About the Author

John Herbert is a veteran chief engineer with more than 30 years international engineering experience, educated in the United Kingdom, he has worked in the United Kingdom and then across Asia for more than two decades engaged by international and local companies. He is a Hong Kong Registered Energy Assessor (REA), a BEAM Professional, and stationed in Hong Kong.

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