More than 40 percent of all CO2 emissions come from buildings, and a building's structure and envelope account for over half its embodied carbon footprint. So the choices you make in structural design have global impacts. Beacon, our innovative, easy-to-use embodied-carbon measurement tool, helps you make informed design decisions that result in more sustainable and efficient structures.
- Beacon gives you quick, high-level feedback and clear visualizations of a project’s embodied carbon quantities, identifying exactly where embodied carbon can be minimized.
- Beacon categorizes its calculations by material type, building element and floor level.
- Beacon rates each model’s embodied carbon levels against the Carbon Leadership Forum’s Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study results.
- Beacon applies the most up-to-date embodied carbon coefficients and best practices established by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF).
- Beacon is invaluable in measuring progress toward the CLF Structural Engineers 2050 Challenge’s goal of a zero-carbon built environment by 2050.
- Beacon lets you share data across employees, offices and organizations.
- Beacon is free to download and use.
Beacon was developed by our CORE studio. Download it now and make embodied carbon an integral part of your design process.