Kings Cross W3 – Embodied Carbon deep dive

Teaming up with Westminster University, Haptic Green conducted a research study to assess the embodied carbon of the W3 Community Centre in Kings Cross as originally designed. This involved comparing it with alternative scenarios, including wider application of bio-based materials.

The findings highlighted that opting for engineered timbers in the frame and façade played a pivotal role in minimising the building’s environmental footprint. In fact, W3 surpassed the GLA Aspirational Targets for Retail in terms Upfront and Life Cycle Embodied Carbon.

We’re excited to introduce our new services for Embodied and Whole Life Carbon Assessment, aimed at supporting design decisions to create more sustainable outcomes. For more information contact Dimitris.

To read these findings in more detail, please follow the links below:

Mass Timber Carbon Solutions Reducing Life-Cycle Carbon Emissions with Mass Timber Construction

The Impact of Material Selection and Construction Strategies on Embodied Carbon A Case Study Analysis of W3 King’s Cross