Tag Archives: embodied carbon

Sustainable Missoula: Green building materials can reduce Missoula’s carbon footprint ~ Missoula Current

Deconstruction of the Mercantile in downtown Missoula prior to construction of the Marriott. (Home ReSource)

From an energy perspective, it saves about 95 percent of the energy that would be required to produce the same materials, and it also has major implications for waste reduction, job creation, and historical preservation. The Home Resource-led deconstruction of the Missoula Mercantile building in 2017 is a great example of deconstruction in our community. It diverted hundreds of thousands of board feet of old-growth lumber away from the landfill and reintroduced it into Missoula’s economy.

Source: Sustainable Missoula: Green building materials can reduce Missoula’s carbon footprint ~ Missoula Current

The New Carbon Architecture, or why we should be “building out of sky” (Book Review) : TreeHugger

Frieze building being demolished

Jim Howe: Frieze Building, Ann Arbor Michigan, 20047/CC BY 2.0

In chapter 3, Larry Strain makes a great case for renovation, noting that there are two reasons to do it: The first is to reduce operating emissions from existing buildings, and that applies to all buildings. The second is to reduce embodied emissions by renovating existing structures instead of building new ones.

Source: The New Carbon Architecture, or why we should be “building out of sky” (Book Review) : TreeHugger