MIT CSHub has developed a state-of-the-art, material- and facility-specific calculator for use-phase and end-of-life carbon uptake in concrete. The CSHub Whole Life Cycle Carbon Uptake Tool (C-UP) estimates carbon uptake through inputs like concrete mixture, location and exposure characteristics, and stockpiling conditions.
Multiple architectural and consultant firms, producers, and LCA database developers have used this peer-reviewed tool.
This tool can include the details of use-phase uptake and corresponding mix design components when estimating the end-of-life uptake. The calculator estimates carbon uptake through various accessible inputs—including concrete mixture, location and exposure characteristics, and stockpiling conditions.