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The Carbon Footprint Of Material Obsolescence

The CO2 emissions generated by raw material harvesting, product manufacture, and construction indicate the initial carbon footprint associated with a new building. The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) released during the collection of raw materials, production of products, and construction of a new building shows the initial impact it has on the environment.It is possible to estimate the future CO2 emissions of replacing building components based on current information about how long materials last, although there's no guarantee they'll be replaced according to a set schedule.

When buildings are eventually torn down, recycling and reusing materials can help reduce their carbon footprint.As people become more aware of the impact of embodied carbon throughout a building's entire life cycle, the design and decision-making process for architecture will likely change.

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