Tag Archives: Wood

Measuring a building’s embodied carbon

The ability to understand and to measure a building’s environmental impact is pivotal in order to make buildings more sustainable. By exploring the principal methods and tools assessing carbon footprint in the context of building materials, architects and specifiers can compare alternate designs and make informed choices.

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Snøhetta completes its 4th energy-positive powerhouse in Norway

Snøhetta, alongside collaborators R8 Property, Skanska, and Asplan Viak, has completed its fourth energy-positive building in its powerhouse portfolio. As part of the Powerhouse series, Powerhouse Telemark, Norway, sets a new standard for the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings by reducing its yearly net energy consumption by 70 percent when compared to similar new-construction offices, and by producing more energy than it will consume over its entire lifespan.

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