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What environmental impact does one object have on the world? This is the question at the core of life cycle assessments (LCA); the embodied carbon lens. ...the current architectural practice rarely provides enough time to explore this type of examination.
Precast Concrete Enclosures is an elective course taught by Assistant Professor Pablo Moyano Fernandez at Washington University in St. Louis. The primary goal of the course is to enable students to envision and materialize full-scale building envelopes using precast concrete.
There is a growing awareness and interest in understanding the carbon footprint of material manufacturing, opening doors to new opportunities in facade design and manufacturing innovation. There are steps and decisions we can make today to help fight climate change.
The focus of this issue of SKINS is on embodied carbon -- the carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole lifecycle of a building or infrastructure.
The Simulation vs. Reality Forum proved to be the most popular yet hosted by FTI, in person or virtual, emphasizing the importance and sensitivity of this topic in our professional work and its impact on the built environment.
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