Architonic partner Materials Council, the leading London-based materials consultancy, are returning to the London Design Festival this week with a new sustainability-focused concept ‘In the Scale of Carbon’, debuting at Super Brands London.
“As a measure of sustainability, buildings, materials and processes are commonly judged by their ‘embodied carbon’ – the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is produced during their operation or manufacture.” says Materials Council. “CO2 accounts for 76% of all greenhouse gas emissions making it the primary contributor towards climate change, but, by its nature, quantities of this colourless gas remain frustratingly intangible.”
In the Scale of Carbon brings carbon dioxide emissions out of the abstract by physically representing the volume of various architectural materials that can be produced for one tonne of CO2 emissions. The larger the cube, the greater the volume of material that can be manufactured for the same quantity of CO2 emissions. A specially designed A1-sized poster showing the various materials and their respective carbon footprint will be available for download from the Materials Council website on Monday September 16, 2013.
In the Scale of Carbon will take place between September 19 – 22 at Super Brands London during London Design Festival 2013.