Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Barriers and opportunities of fast-growing biobased material use in buildings (2022)
Journal Article
Göswein, V., Arehart, J., Phan-huy, C., Pomponi, F., & Habert, G. (2022). Barriers and opportunities of fast-growing biobased material use in buildings. Buildings and Cities, 3(1), 745-755. https://doi.org/10.5334/bc.254

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C requires immediate and drastic reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. A significant contributor to anthropogenic global GHG emissions is the production of building materials. Biobased materials offer the potent... Read More about Barriers and opportunities of fast-growing biobased material use in buildings.

Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink? A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits (2020)
Journal Article
Pomponi, F., Hart, J., Arehart, J. H., & D’Amico, B. (2020). Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink? A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits. One Earth, 3(2), 157-161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.07.018

The built environment is hard to decarbonize but has a pivotal role in climate-change mitigation amid rapid urbanization. Substituting conventional building materials with bio-based materials that store carbon offers one possible solution. Here, we r... Read More about Buildings as a Global Carbon Sink? A Reality Check on Feasibility Limits.

Embodied vs. Operational Energy and Carbon Emissions of Doe Reference Buildings from a Life-Cycle Perspective (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Arehart, J., Srubar, W., Pomponi, F., & D'Amico, B. (2020, June). Embodied vs. Operational Energy and Carbon Emissions of Doe Reference Buildings from a Life-Cycle Perspective. Presented at ASHRAE 2020, Online

While the reduction of operational energy and associated emissions has been the focus of the building design community in recent decades, focus must now be given to reducing the upfront or embodied energy and emissions of buildings. Embodied energy a... Read More about Embodied vs. Operational Energy and Carbon Emissions of Doe Reference Buildings from a Life-Cycle Perspective.