Guidance on reducing embodied carbon in construction published by Government

28th May 2024

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Peter Burke will soon write to public bodies to advise them of new guidance when designing public projects, and procuring cement and concrete products in particular. The guidance ensures a consistent approach to reducing the embodied carbon – emissions associated with extracting and producing construction materials – in construction projects procured by government departments and their agencies.

The guidance for public bodies is based on the report, Reducing Embodied Carbon in Cement and Concrete Through Public Procurement in Ireland. This report was commissioned by an interdepartmental group, the Cement and Construction Sector Decarbonisation Working Group and is published today. The OGP is a member of the working Group.

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