Waugh Thistleton Architects

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@ollywainright writes about The Black & White Building: "the revolutionary new London workplace that everyone wants to touch" in this week's Guardian. 

In architecture, the focus has long been on reducing the amount of energy a building consumes once it is occupied – known as operational carbon – but the bigger factor comes much earlier in the process. Up to three-quarters of a building’s total emissions over its lifespan come not from leaving the lights on and cranking up the thermostat but from the energy consumed in the production of the materials used to build it – known as embodied carbon. That, much of the industry now finally agrees, is where efforts must be focused to avert climate catastrophe.

Read the full article on The Guardian