Cost and Carbon Calculator
Helping engineers make data-driven decisions about carbon impact alongside cost efficiency at the design stage.
Cost has typically been the accepted benchmark used by engineers to make design decisions, seeing carbon-reducing ideas left out of new buildings if they are considered too expensive. But imagine if they no longer had to choose between one or the other? Price & Myers has created the Cost and Carbon Calculator to make it easy for engineers to reduce embodied carbon in new buildings and keep costs low. The calculator automatically assesses the embodied carbon in each of the materials being considered. It then weighs up the respective carbon and cost-saving that each material represents, and helps engineers select the best and most sustainable combination of materials, frameworks and foundations to use. The choice is no longer cost over carbon-savings. It's about which represents the greatest value to the project, the end user and the planet.
Innovation type: Digital, Energy, Process
Organisation type: ACE (Architect / Consultant Engineer), Research centre