New Residential Construction Carbon Emissions

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


This fact sheet will help homebuilders better understand the largest sources of carbon emissions in constructed homes and see the comparative impact of those sources on overall emissions. Opportunities are highlighted for innovation and carbon reduction through material choices.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5500-83049

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102023-5852


  • carbon emissions
  • embodied carbon
  • LCA
  • low carbon materials
  • material carbon
  • new construction
  • operational carbon
  • production home


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