The main idea of OERCO2 is to create an Open Educational Resource (OERCO2) where the calculations of the CO2 emissions in each phase of the building are unified, so as to get an overview of the carbon footprint, from its design, and to be able to decide on each variable of the construction.
The first step in order to manage and reduce the CO2 emissions is to calculate them, with a view to knowing the importance of this environmental aspect and to implementing measures to improve it. For the purpose of a better understanding of the impact and work on it, it is important to measure the CO2 emissions from the design and conception of the building and, according to these measures, to know the different possibilities to reduce the footprint, making a more sustainable and lower-carbon buildings.
It is essential to raise awareness of the emissions from the first phases of the project, with a view to taking early actions and to choosing between the different materials, transports, constructive methods, the use throughout the life of the building, deconstruction systems, reuse, etc. and to examining how to contribute to increase or decrease the emissions of the building.
In order to contribute to overcoming the situation described above, the specific objectives of OERCO2 are:
- Introduce the calculation of the CO2 emissions at all phases of the construction processes, as well as the concepts related to recycling and reuse.
- Raise the awareness of the climate change.
- Provide information about the emissions of each element.
- Free access to OERCO2 to the agents involved in the construction sector (students, AEC professionals, etc.).
Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
Centro Tec. del Mármol, Piedra y Materiales (Spain)
CertiMaC Soc. Cons. a r. L. (Italy)
Centro Tecnologico da Ceramica e do Vidro (Portugal)
Universitatea Transilvania din Brasov (Romania)
Asociatia Romania Green Building Council (Romania)