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Schüco Carbon Control

Tailored decarbonisation solutions for architects

The future-proofing of buildings begins as early as the design phase. With Schüco Carbon Control, architects and planners have the ability to exert a significant influence over the CO₂ emissions, and thereby the future viability of a building through the shape of the building, the construction of the envelope, the materials used and the functionality of its integrated systems. 

It provides architects and planners with access to an individual consultancy service for decarbonising the building envelope and optimising material consumption throughout the entire planning and construction phase. For improved control, the current carbon footprint can be determined at any point at the touch of a button and provided in the form of EPD certificates for planning purposes. This means that plans can be turned into a climate-neutral reality. 

Dekarbonisierungs-Lösungen für Architekten

With Design to Decarb from the initial design to the completed, decarbonised building envelope

The course is set for the subsequent carbon footprint of a building right from the design and planning phase. For planning and architectural practices, it is becoming ever more challenging to navigate the statutory requirements and meet the demands of your building contractors. 

With ‘Design to Decarb’, our combined package of CO₂ -reducing products and services, the course can be set for the ideal CO₂ outcome for a building from the planning phase onwards – both for new builds and for renovation projects. 

CO₂-Fußabdruck für Gebäude auf Knopfdruck

EPDs for certification

From planning onwards, those involved in the building process will benefit from the newly implemented function in SchüCal: “Carbon footprint at the touch of a button”. This allows all the data for the ecological assessment and certification of the building to be generated in the form of an EPD. 

Mit Design die CO₂ Bilanz eines Gebäudes beeinflussen


Architects and planners can influence the carbon footprint of a building and ensure it is future-proof through the shape of the building, the construction of the envelope, the materials used and the functionality of its integrated systems. 

Carbon Control Consulting Team

Carbon Control Consulting Team

The opportunities for CO₂ reduction are many and varied, even at the planning phase. To maintain an overview of the design and operational factors, the Carbon Control Consulting Team offers comprehensive consultancy and tailored solutions across the entire lifecycle of the building. From initial outline through construction to operation and recycling – in all phases, Schüco offers products and services to minimise the CO₂ value. 

CO₂-reduzierte Betrieb von Gebäuden


Using intelligent solutions, the long-term sustainable and CO₂-reduced operation of buildings can be planned in from the start. This is achieved through the best possible combination of energy-efficient and energy-generating systems, maintenance programmes and product updates. 

Design to Decarb: Automatically display your carbon balance

Build to Decarb: Sustainably controlling the minimisation of carbon emissions

Operate to Decarb - Managing carbon emissions during operation

Recycle to Decarb – Turning buildings into raw material reserves

Carbon Control Phase Design
Carbon Control Phase Build
Carbon Control Phase Operate
Carbon Control Phase Recycle


What is an EPD?

What is an EPD?

The abbreviation EPD stands for ‘Environmental Product Declaration’. The EPD is a document itemising, in data form, the environmentally relevant properties of a specific material that is to be used in construction. Ideally, the entire lifecycle of the material will be taken into account here. Using this data, which is based on the GWP value of the material and the structure, an ecological assessment of the building can be carried out and the building certified. 

What is the GWP value?

What is the GWP value?

The GWP value quantifies the ‘Global Warming Potential’ of a building – the CO₂ emissions from Embodied Carbon and Operational Carbon – across its entire service life. The GWP value is shown as the CO₂e, or the CO₂-equivalent. 

Why is it so important to monitor CO₂?

Why is it so important to monitor CO₂?

The European Green Deal seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55 % by 2030 and achieve climate neutrality by 2050. The EU requirement for CO₂ reduction applies from 2027 for new builds with over 2000 m² of usable space and from 2030 to all new builds. 

What is Carbon Control?

What is Carbon Control?

Carbon Control from Schüco makes the decarbonisation of the building envelope manageable. Using the modular building-block principle, it enables building-specific CO₂ reduction across all phases of construction – planning, construction, operation and recycling.