Net zero embodied carbon

11:04 Sep 13, 2019
English to French translations [PRO]
Science - Environment & Ecology / Embodied carbon
English term or phrase: Net zero embodied carbon

Traduiriez-vous "Net zero embodied carbon" en "carbone intrinsèque net zéro" ou "carbone intrinsèque net zéro" ?
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Séverine torralba
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3 -1Empreinte carbone nulle
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Carol OConnor
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Two types of carbon emissions

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Empreinte carbone nulle

Il me semble qu'il est beaucoup plus fréquent de voir les termes "empreinte carbone nulle" ou "zéro carbone" tout court.

Carol OConnor
Local time: 09:01
Native speaker of: English
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Asker: Dans ce document on parle de carbone intrinsèque donc empreinte ne conviendrait pas.

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disagree  Daryo: that's the logic of Machine Translation, the rudimentary version: "translating" by statistics.
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Reference: Two types of carbon emissions

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There are two types of carbon emissions with respect to a building, operational carbon and embodied carbon. Operational carbon refers to carbon dioxide emitted during the life of a building, from the ‘regulated’ and ‘unregulated’ loads associated with the use of a building. This includes the emissions from, say, the heating, cooling, lighting, and ICT. Embodied carbon refers to carbon dioxide emitted during the manufacture, transport and construction of building materials, together with end of life emissions. So for example, if you are specifying concrete on a project then carbon will have been emitted making that concrete. Their emissions occur during extraction of the raw materials (the cradle), processing in a factory (factory gate), transporting the concrete to a construction site (site). This we refer to as the ‘embodied’ carbon.

Mais de quoi parle-t-on exactement? Du «carbone gris», aussi appelé «carbone intrinsèque» ou, en anglais, embodied carbon. Ces termes désignent en construction le bilan CO2 lié à l’énergie grise d’un bâtiment. Le carbone gris comprend les émissions de gaz à effet de serre produites durant l’extraction des matériaux nécessaires à la construction d’un bâtiment, leur transport, la phase de chantier, les rénovations, puis la démolition, jusqu’à la potentielle revalorisation des matériaux. Il n’inclut pas celui du «carbone opérationnel» lié à l’exploitation. Ce dernier comprend notamment la consommation d’électricité, de chauffage ou d’eau chaude.

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