Embodied Carbon Study by Ha/f Research Studio
Congratulations to Kelly Doran on the release of his findings on embodied carbon in the built environment, now published in Architect Magazine. Kelly, his team at the Ha/f Research Studio at the University of Toronto, and other contributors, have completed this consequential, informative study, which highlights the ways that architects, building scientists, and technologists can make impactful changes in their practice resulting in substantial reductions in carbon emissions.
Carol Phillips, Phil Silverstein, and Cathy McMahon, leaders in sustainable architecture at Moriyama Teshima Architects, both supported this research.
“Working with Kelly and his students was great fun and quite illuminating. The exercise triggered a review of many of MTA’s approaches to detailing to ensure the full life cycle of products are considered for our buildings. Merely considering operational energy or embodied energy and waste is not enough anymore – we have to think through the whole life cycle of the building and all its products.”
– Cathy McMahon, MTA Associate
We encourage you to read the article, entitled “CarbonPositive: Can We Halve Carbon in the Built Environment?” by clicking the link here.