College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Maryam Kouhi, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This senior project delves into a comprehensive calculation of carbon emissions for both efficiency and sustainability within the realm of modular construction. A material takeoff of the building was performed, allowing for an accurate measurement of materials and their respective EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) values. After material selection, a final carbon calculation of the building was calculated. Carbon emission calculations were performed on the current Revit Model allowing for a full-scale analysis, from Cradle to Gate, of the offsite residential unit. The results show that the total initial embodied carbon emissions of the unit is 9241 (kg-CO2e), representing the total carbon emissions for the entire residential unit. The utilization of cork was efficient as this offset the carbon emissions by 6162 (kg-CO2e). These values represent the framing and finishes, and they provide a broader understanding of the environmental impact of offsite residential construction.