Carbon Leadership Forum

Carbon Leadership Forum

The Carbon Leadership Forum is an industry-academic collaboration hosted at the University of Washington. We are a professional community of manufacturers, designers, builders, and academics focused on reducing the carbon ‘embodied’ in building materials. Industry sponsorships fund embodied carbon research at UW and firm representatives lead initiatives.  We work together to understand and reduce embodied carbon: leading by testing methods, sharing results and motivating each other to improve.

Learn more about our projects and resources and ways that both individuals and firms can get involved.


The Carbon Leadership Forum meets in person in the fall of each year and hosts monthly conference calls. We have convened the Embodied Carbon Network to help facilitate broader communication and collaboration between researchers and professionals interested in understanding and reducing embodied carbon.

Sponsor Benefits

Carbon Leadership Forum supporters collaborate with a unique peer group: building industry professionals with expertise using environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) to evaluate and reduce the embodied carbon of buildings. Sponsor firms gain early access to research results and opportunities to share best practices and lead industry initiatives.