Embodied carbon vs operational carbon: What's the difference and why does it matter?

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The building sector to take a holistic approach to tackling its climate impact - and that involves looking at both embodied and operational emissions, explains Steve McGregor, group MD of DMA Group

As we head towards the highly anticipated 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (better known as COP26), the light being shone on net zero has never been brighter. The summit, held in Glasgow...

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