Total Carbon Study

carbonstudyphotoEBNet has helped in sponsoring the Total Carbon Study, a project undertaken by Integral Group and Siegel and Strain Architects, with funding from StopWaste. 

The "Total Carbon Study" of the DPR San Francisco office was initiated by a group of embodied carbon and Life Cycle Assessment experts who tracked "total carbon" emissions of the net-positive energy performing retrofitted building. The case study project reported nearly 70% avoided embodied carbon emissions associated with building material supply chain when compared between a new construction and significantly reused existing building structure. Therefore: Reuse to the maximum amount possible, and renovate to be net positive whenever conditions allow!

Case Study of DPR Construction 
San Francisco Office Building
Net Positive Existing Building Reuse

Available for download here.
Also available at BuildWell Source in Design > Life Cycle Analysis