Over the past year MECLA Partners have submitted case studies to exemplify different ways carbon reductions have been achieved in construction sector projects. The submitted case studies provide information on various techniques, technologies, and decisions that have led to lower embodied carbon. MECLA would like to thank every partner organisation for contributing to our case study collection.
If your organisation has a case study please consider sharing it with us. You can submit a case study through the
Supply Chain Sustainability School. Each submitted case study will be screened by the MECLA Project Control Group (PCG) before being featured on this website.
To access the case studies please browse the catalogue below:
25 King St
Cross-Laminated timber and glulam was used in the design leading to an 85% reduction in CO2e for the product stage of the building.
54 Wellington St
Achieved 33% reduction of CO2e via applied structural and environmentally sustainable design using glulam and cross-laminated timber flooring.
500 Bourke St
Avoided roughly 57,000 tonnes of CO2e by refurbishing instead of demolition and development of a new concrete and steel structure.
A Digital Approach
Achieved approximately 30% reduction in embodied carbon through alternative material selections derived from use of integrated digital design models and lifecycle carbon analysis program.
Implemented circular economy principles and reused and recycled 96% (weight) of waste materials, mostly onsite, avoiding 663 CO2e emissions.
Embodied carbon emissions were approximately half of those emitted by a comparison building by using lower-strength concrete, reviewing EPDs, incorporating salvaged materials, high recycled content, and exposing the structure.
Campbell Primary School
42% reduction in embodied carbon impact through use of Boral Australia proprietary product ENVISIA.
Daramu House delivered 24.7% less carbon through materials selection and design selection.
Earth Friendly Concrete Artificial Reef
By using Earth Friendly Concrete Wagners saved 100t of CO2e creating artificial reefs.
Earth Friendly Concrete Structural Slab
~70% less CO2e is contained in Wagners Earth Friendly Concrete, achieving 77.5t CO2e reduction.
Nu-Rock’s unique process creates an engineered rock product with a 98.42% energy saving.
FEIT Workplace in Melbourne Connect
Lifecycle assessment demonstrated a 26% reduction of CO2e through decision made within the project design process.
Geopolymer concrete road section built adjacent to a new Portland cement roadways to measure performance as possible solution in emissions reduction.
Low Carbon Concrete
Achieved 40% reduction in embodied emissions through material selection, particularly sourcing low carbon products commercially available.
Jobsite Carbon App
Developed an app connected to a cloud platform allowing deliveties to be uploaded and EPIC coefficients used to formulate carbon footprint.
Net Zero Framework
Investa worked with The Footprint Company to carry out a benchmarking study for their basic designs. They agreed to and achieved a 40% embodied carbon reduction.
New Student Precinct
Through lifecycle assessment at key stages of the project 223.3t CO2e reduction was achieved.
One Sydney Harbour
Demand for Climate Active certification in development drove new supply of Climate Active products now existing in the market in NSW and ACT.
Zero Emissions Copper
An industry consortium studies pathways to zero carbon copper, a necessary metal in PV solar, wind turbines, EVs, and more
You can also access these case studies on the Supply Chain Sustainability School, where you can engage with them, leaving comments, and more.