This tool below was developed by 2050 Materials to enable scenario analysis of different material selection configurations. It automatically calculates the embodied carbon and water-use, as well as the global warming potential and the cost of offseting these emissions.

Climate Result Summary Per m2

See what this means for your project

Material selection in construction can have a huge impact on the sustainability performance of a building. However, material selection also affects the durability, lifetime and circularity of a building.

In the tool below, you can select specific project parameters and retrieve the total carbon and water footprint for your project, as well as those numbers normalized per person and year that is using the building. You can export a 1-page summary of each configuration to better understand which materials best suit your needs.

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Building Specifications

Building-Specific Impact Report

  • * All data is based on Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) covering the manufacturing stages (life cycle phases A1–A3). Quantities are based on average data for a typical 100m2 residential building in Greater London.
  • ** This tool is fully customizable with importing capabilities for Bills of Quantities, alternative sector targets and bespoke product databases for real project scenarios.
  • *** The Warming Potential is a forward-looking metric designed to show the temperature alignment of the selected design, based on the required reductions as described in the 2021 UNEP Gap report.
This tool was created by 2050 Materials Ltd., using open source environmental impact data and an average BOQ from a residential property in the UK. A methodology document is available here
Contact us to find out how you can create a tool like this one, customized to your needs.