The carbon emitted during the extraction, manufacturing, and installation of materials is permanently released before a building is ever used.
No amount of operational efficiency can offset them.
Between 2022 and 2050, embodied carbon can represent over 90% of a new building’s emissions.
This creates an incredible opportunity for low-carbon materials, but that's where things break down: the data is a mess.
Embodied carbon is just one dimension - statistics on recycled content and specific certifications are just as difficult to surface.
That's why we're building tuuli.