Early Phase Integrated Carbon Assessment

To reduce the impact of climate change, we have a short window and huge challenge: we must completely decarbonize the built environment. This means reducing energy consumption, shifting to all renewable energy sources, and radically cutting the embodied carbon of our construction materials and processes.

EHDD built the Early Phase Integrated Carbon Assessment (EPIC) to support our Climate Positive Commitment. We needed a tool that informed climate-positive design decisions early when data is scarce, but carbon reduction potential is high. Now, we are sharing it with the world so we can move collectively faster and more boldly towards a Climate Positive tomorrow.

You can learn more about the tool on the EHDD blog and in our EPIC Guide.

The Coastal Biology Building and Coastal Science Campus project was extremely successful in fulfilling the University’s goals. The EHDD team truly listened to our goals and needs, and resolved them with an elegant design that went beyond our expectations for this new department home.
Scott Young, Dean of Faculty, Marin Academy