Carbon Leadership Forum

October 30, 2018

CLF and C-Change Labs launch the Embodied Carbon in Construction (EC3) Tool

In Fall 2018, the Carbon Leadership Forum and C-Change Labs launched the first development phase of the Embodied Carbon in Construction (EC3) Tool. Now in development phase two, the EC3 tool is expected to launch in November 2019, providing an open-source EPD database and building planner to the public. Formulated by CLF board member Stacy Smedley (Skanska) and championed by past CLF board member Don Davies (MKA), the EC3 project will fill a gap in existing tools and databases to help inform low carbon purchasing choices.

Teams on the new Microsoft Campus are currently piloting the tool, testing its goal to enable simple (but not simplistic) assessment of embodied carbon. Current funders include the Charles Pankow Foundation, the MKA Foundation, Skanska, Interface, Microsoft, Alexandria Development, Perkins + Will, AISC and AIA.

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