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environmental metrics

Each material in the deck is broken down into its key environmental properties; Embodied Energy, Embodied Carbon, Embodied Water, Recycled Content, Extraction Intensity and Years of Reserves.

Make fast comparisons and increase your material knowledge.

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Designing with Energy:
Informing the creative process

This document explains what embodied energy is, why it is important and explores new opportunities to incorporate it in the design process.

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Material properties brought to life

The material properties are brought to life through an augmented-reality web app.

The app allows you to explore, in 3D, the different amounts of material you can get for 1 megajoule of energy.

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