Technical guide to embodied carbon


08 August 2023

The British Controls Industry Association (BCIA) Technical Working Group has added a new guide covering embodied carbon to its downloadable online portfolio.

The new technical guide, Building Energy Management System (BEMS) Design and Embodied Carbon, highlights how embodied carbon can be reduced in BEMS systems. Embodied carbon is the equivalent carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole lifecycle of a building. With all new contracts, consideration for embodied Carbon reduction must be included in the BEMS design.

BCIA President Graeme Rees said: “Our technical guides are a vital tool designed to help members and anyone working in the building controls and BEMS industry work more effectively. This latest guide details the importance placed on the reduction of carbon emissions by governments around the world and the steps consultants and specifiers can take to reduce Embodied Carbon, including early engagement with clients and ensuring the most up to date BEMS controls are installed.”

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All technical guides can be downloaded from the BCIA website.