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Embodied CO2 analysis of a secondary school

Bramley, R; Ciotti, L; Parnaby, R; White, C


R Bramley

Louise Ciotti
Lecturer - Architecture and Environmental Design of Commercial Buildings

R Parnaby

C White


This paper describes the process, challenges and results of a carbon profiling tool used as part of the design process at White Design Associates. The paper first explores the need amongst designers for a carbon profiling tool to enable and encourage a focus on carbon reduction, as a key element in the fight against global warming. Next it describes the methodology adopted by White Design Associates to develop a tool to be used throughout the building design process, to inform design decisions, and begin to quantify the climate change impact of the finished building. Examples from the most recent iteration of the tool, used during the construction of John Ferneley College, illustrate the development of the tool, the challenges that were faced, and the "headline" results of the analysis. It also illustrates how White Design incorporated the results into the curriculum through web updates and highlights the Carbon Stacks visualisation tool.


Bramley, R., Ciotti, L., Parnaby, R., & White, C. (in press). Embodied CO2 analysis of a secondary school

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 14, 2011
Journal Architecture Science
Print ISSN 2219-1577
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Issue No. 3
Pages 19-34
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