The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is responsible for 40% of emissions globally; deep emissions reductions by 2030 are critical to mitigate the severity of global climate change. These meaningful reductions are impossible without decarbonizing the built environment and rethinking how we use materials and consume energy. In this applied case study, see how novel bio-based materials are analyzed early in design for embodied and operational carbon reductions. This project is a collaboration between Autodesk AEC Sustainability Strategy, Autodesk Research, Ecovative, Kreysler Associates, and Factory_OS, a leader in industrialized construction, building affordable homes through modular construction. The presenters will outline the analysis tools used, including Autodesk Insight, Revit Systems Analysis, and TallyCAT, to generate early design guidelines and provide directional guidance on the trade-offs between operational and embodied carbon. The presentation will demonstrate how this was used to inform the refinement of a new, productized, decarbonized, low-rise building typology.