Embodied carbon

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1. Environmental policy - carbon footprint - construction.

In the context of buildings and other physical infrastructure, embodied carbon is the carbon footprint associated with the materials and construction processes.

It is the total carbon footprint incurred before the project becomes operational.

2. Environmental policy - carbon footprint.

More broadly, the carbon footprint associated with the production of any physical goods.

Embodied carbon is also known as embedded carbon, embedded emissions, or embedded carbon emissions.

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