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Carbon profiling of a school building at an architectural practice

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

Authors

R Bramley

Louise Ciotti Louise.Ciotti@uwe.ac.uk
Lecturer - Architecture and Environmental Design of Commercial Buildings

Richard Parnaby richard.parnaby@uwe.ac.uk

C White



Contributors

Akin Akintoye
Editor

David Brindley
Editor

Jack Goulding
Editor

Pour Rahimian Farzad
Editor

Abstract

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.

Citation

Bramley, R., Ciotti, L., Parnaby, R., & White, C. (2010). Carbon profiling of a school building at an architectural practice. In A. Akintoye, D. Brindley, J. Goulding, & P. Rahimian Farzad (Eds.), Proceeding of the 9th International Detail Design in Architecture Conference 2010: Innovative Detailing: Materials & Construction Methods for a Low Carbon FutureUniversity of Central Lancaster

Publication Date Nov 4, 2010
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Book Title Proceeding of the 9th International Detail Design in Architecture Conference 2010: Innovative Detailing: Materials & Construction Methods for a Low Carbon Future
ISBN 978-1901922769
Keywords carbon profiling, embodied carbon, John Ferneley College, school curriculum, White Design Associates, carbon dioxide




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