Reducing embodied emissions in building design could save up to 6 gigatonnes of carbon by 2050

Updated: Mar 24 2023 5:24PM

New Delhi, Mar 24 (PTI) Following certain recommendations such as using steel frames and opting for tile cladding in multi-storey building design to decrease embodied carbon emissions and operational energy could save up to six gigatonnes of carbon by 2050, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Bath, UK, devised a computer model and used it to estimate that these recommendations could also save between 28 and 44 per cent of annual heating and cooling costs, using technology that is currently available.

Their findings are reported in the journal Applied Energy.