Calculating whole life carbon in heating and cooling systems

To minimise carbon emissions from heating and cooling, the whole life of a system must be taken into account. Hoare Lea’s Will Belfield and Mathew Stark compare three common cooling and heating systems to see which has the lowest impact over a 60-year lifetime

Heart of the matter: calculating embodied carbon using TM65

Embodied carbon in MEP equipment makes up a large proportion of building emissions, but is hard to measure. Elementa Consulting’s Louise Hamot and Clara Bagenal George explain how CIBSE’s TM65 methodology estimates components’ environmental impact

Getting to grips with whole-life carbon

Research into the amount of carbon embodied in building services is scarce. Louise Hamot reports on an Elementa study that attempts to measure the whole-life carbon impact of building services