The Structural Carbon Tool Version 2

Author: Elliott Wood

Date published

31 March 2022

Price
Free
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The Structural Carbon Tool Version 2

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Author
Elliott Wood
Date published
31 March 2022
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Free
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Author

Elliott Wood

Date published

31 March 2022

Author

Elliott Wood

Price

Free

Use this tool to help you quickly estimate the embodied carbon in your structures.

Version 2 of the Structural Carbon Tool is aligned with the IStructE guide ‘How to calculate embodied carbon’ 2nd edition. For an overview of the edits made to this edition of the guide, please visit this page.

Please use the tool with Microsoft Excel 2016 or newer.

The Structural Carbon Tool User Guide Video 1 Introduction

The Structural Carbon Tool User Guide Video 2 Project Info Sheet

The Structural Carbon Tool User Guide Video 3 Scheme Input Sheets

The Structural Carbon Tool User Guide Video 4 Comparison Sheet

The Structural Carbon Tool User Guide Video 5 Lifecycle Material Data

The Structural Carbon Tool User Guide Video 6 Custom Data

The Structural Carbon Tool User Guide Video 7 Example Uses

The structural engineer’s first priority in the Climate Emergency is to minimise carbon emissions. This can be done by minimising the use of new material as far as possible.

The Structural Carbon Tool has been created to help practising structural engineers make quantitative decisions as to how best to do this. The tool enables the user to:

  • Estimate the amount of carbon in different parts of the design
  • Identify carbon hotspots and opportunities to target for material reduction
  • Understand rough differences between different structural options
  • Communicate decision-making impacts with the design team

The Structural Carbon Tool is an open-source Excel-based carbon estimator. It has been developed by Elliott Wood Partnership Ltd in conjunction with The Institution of Structural Engineers.

It is aligned with the IStructE guide ‘How to calculate embodied carbon 2nd edition ’, and is therefore aligned with BS EN 15978, BS EN 15804 and the RICS professional statement Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment. The tool also uses the SCORS rating system proposed in 2020 by the Institution’s Climate Emergency Task Group.

Please note that the Excel file contains macros. If you are having difficulties downloading it, then it may have been blocked by your firewall due to these macros. Please speak to your company’s IT department before contacting the Institution.
 

 

In partnership with

The Institution has worked alongside Elliot Wood to align the tool with the IStructE guide ‘How to calculate embodied carbon’ and other existing guidance as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability.

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Format:
Excel Spreadsheet
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Elliott Wood

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