On Saturday 21 March Dr Stephen Allen of Circular Ecology is giving a talk on the embodied carbon of building materials to the annual conference of the National Society of Master Thatchers.

Steve will give an overview of carbon footprinting and what it can be used for, and illustrate this through the results of an embodied carbon assessment of a novel eco-home design from Woodford Architecture and Interiors, which was very low carbon and included a thatched roof.

Thatched cottage

Embodied carbon assessments are becoming increasingly prevalent in the building and construction sectors. Circular Ecology recently worked with Woodford Architecture during a planning application for an eco-home design.  Gavin Woodford, Managing Director of Woodford Architecture, said:

Our team at Woodford Architecture and Interiors have been developing a highly innovative architectural project with Steve and Craig of Circular Ecology; we have found their knowledge of carbon footprinting and positive approach to team working has assisted us immensely in producing an environmental design of the highest standards.

Circular Ecology also hosts the Inventory of Carbon and Energy, a free database on the embodied energy and carbon of building materials, which was developed by Circular Ecology’s Dr Craig Jones. 

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