Retrofitting buildings is a critical climate strategy, but we cannot ignore the embodied carbon impact of these retrofits. The production, transportation, and installation of materials all come with their own carbon footprints. This report provides data to support using low-carbon and carbon-storing materials in deep energy retrofits to reduce net emissions and transform buildings into climate assets. Lower embodied carbon options exist today and can be substituted for traditional materials.

Date
May 18, 2024
Authors
RMI
Decarb Topics
  • Decarbonization
  • Rehabilitation
  • Retrofit
Resource Type
  • Report