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There is increasing recognition that we need to address embodied carbon if buildings are to reach true net zero. Photo: Shutterstock

Real estate innovation to cut carbon

Embodied carbon is responsible for around 10 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and each year more than 6 billion square metres of buildings are constructed using carbon intensive materials such as glass, iron, steel and concrete.

Unlike operational carbon, which can be reduced through en…