We have invested a great deal of time and resources to develop a Life Cycle Carbon Accounting Tool (LCAT) particularly for Construction Sector. Carbon emission of a construction projects starts as soon as design process is commenced and continues to the end of life of the project. Even though it might appear that the majority of carbon emission results from occupancy phase of a building, carbon emission during construction phase through embodied carbon in construction material and transportation of materials, equipment and staff and use of construction equipment among others plays a significant role in overall life cycle carbon emission of a construction project.
At Sirati and Partners Consultants Ltd., we have developed an algorithm that enables a thorough analysis of different design and management options in a given construction project resulting in an optimized project in terms of carbon emission and costs.
One of the key issues in life cycle carbon accounting is availability and accuracy of data. This can and does result in a considerable uncertainty in any carbon quantification process. Our comparative optimization algorithm which is unique in its kind, help manage uncertainties and provide the clients with an optimized carbon project. This in other words, means a low carbon project and not just a low carbon “building” at an economically feasible cost.
We are currently looking for a construction project with information available through Building Information Model (BIM) to provide detailed life cycle analysis on carbon emission using our LCAT algorithm. If you are interested, please contact our Head of Research and Development, Dr. Edwin Safari.
Head, Research and Development