Embodied Carbon Revisited
We were delighted to welcome Will Arnold, from IStructE, to PJCE last week to present a thought-provoking session, ‘Embodied Carbon Revisited’. The course highlighted the critical thinking that all engineers have an obligation to apply to every idea, design and solution they deliver in order to reduce embodied carbon levels and help meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Our engineering team were challenged to consider the IStructE Net Zero Hierarchy, to appreciate the limitations of materials on net zero design and to quickly assess the carbon impact of each decision.
The session coincided with Global Recycling Day, which was itself created to help recognise the importance that recycling plays in preserving precious primary resources.
At PJCE we are passionate about exploring what’s possible through innovative engineering design, allowing our profession to leave a legacy that causes minimal harm to the planet.