Designing an Embodied Energy Certificate

What would happen if we gave embodied energy certificates to our buildings?

Perhaps we need an energy certificate style rating for buildings – but what does an A rating look like? How will we be able to compare? What units should we use? What grade meets our climate commitments?

Can we use certification as a pre-condition for planning permission?

What might the boundaries to measurement be?

What benchmark should we be aiming for as designers?

These are all questions we would like your help to answer.