Embodied Carbon Explained.
When you look at our office resale website you will see that we capture the embodied carbon of all items we sell on the site. When we use the term ‘embodied carbon’ we are referring to the carbon saved by using refurbished and reused furniture from Crown Workspace’s services, as opposed to buying new. In other words, it includes any CO₂(and equivalent greenhouse gases) created during the manufacturing process of an item before it becomes operational. By calculating the embodied carbon of a piece of furniture or IT, we can see exactly how much carbon is saved by refurbishment instead of purchasing a new item. We have achieved this using various reliable data sources, such as FIRA and WRAP for furniture or WRAP and the WeCycle Project for IT and an external data base we have built based on the materials and energy used in the refurbishment process.