Part 1: Embodied Carbon and Circularity in Office Interiors

Discover RESET Circularity and Carbon. See how circularity impacts real-world carbon emissions in interior construction projects.


Embodied Carbon for Interiors

Globally, the building sector accounts for approximately half of all carbon emissions, of which ~28% is from building operations and ~21% from new construction.

For new construction, the world has focused almost exclusively on core & shell (structure, central systems and facade).

Now, data is showing that carbon emissions from new construction of interiors can be much greater, when properly considered over the life of an office building.



Approximately 91% of CO2 emissions in the fit-out of office interiors comes from the sourcing and disposal of building materials and products. One of the most effective ways of lowering carbon emissions is via circularity.