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December 4, 2019

New White Paper from Builders for Climate Action: Low-rise Buildings as a Climate Change Solution

Builders for Climate Action is a project of Endeavor, the Sustainable Building School, and Greenup, central and eastern Ontario’s leading organization focused on issues of environmental education, sustainability, and stewardship. The Study at a Glance WHY Buildings are a leading contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and no climate action plan can succeed without adequately addressing…


November 22, 2019

Coughlin Porter Lundeen: Introducing the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) Tool

In the Pacific Northwest, environmentalism is strong and sustainability is a priority. We’re privileged to live and work here and are encouraged by conscientious clients who think outside the box and regularly ask for product comparisons and creative solutions. Increasingly we’re responding to requests for embodied carbon studies on projects, and this week, we’re excited…


Carbon Friendly Forestry Conference 2019, hosted by the Washington Environmental Council

The third-annual Carbon Friendly Forestry Conference brought together diverse thinkers – policy makers, academics, conservationists, tribes, forest owners, business leaders, and others – to learn about and discuss innovative strategies and opportunities for sustainable forest management that can create a stronger economy and healthier communities in the face of the climate crisis. Slides are now…


Press Release: Sustainable Minds and the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator Tool Partner to Simplify Finding and Specifying Lower Embodied Carbon Construction Materials

Collaboration will help building professionals make smarter procurement decisions that drive climate action, while making it easier and less expensive for manufacturers to create environmental product declarations (EPDs) that provide more specific data. ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With the public beta release of the much-anticipated Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, the…


November 21, 2019

AutoDesk: New Carbon Calculator Offers Hope for Reducing Carbon in the Building Industry

As a leader in design and construction software solutions for many high–emissions industries, Autodesk recognizes the vital importance of reducing carbon. This reality has AEC industries focused on the importance of making smarter choices around building materials, an option not readily available until today. Over the last year, we’ve worked with the Carbon Leadership Forum,…


Webcor Successfully Pilots Trailblazing New Tool for Evaluating Carbon Emissions From Construction Materials

California Builder Also Establishes its “Carbon Commitment” to Employ the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) Tool on All New Projects SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2019 — Until now, a building’s carbon footprint has been measured solely by the greenhouse gases (GHG) it emits once construction is complete and it is being used as intended….


Data to Drive Reductions: Microsoft Partners to Deliver a Free Tool to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Construction

Climate change is an urgent issue that demands global action. For the building sector, this action is especially needed, as buildings emit 40 percent of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. This is partially because building operations and materials incur higher emissions than those of other sectors, but it’s also because builders haven’t had the right tools…


US Green Building Council-L.A. Announces Program to Help Construction Industry and Tradespeople Put California’s “Buy Clean” Policy into Action

LOS ANGELES (November 19, 2019) Specifying materials consistent with building sustainably can be a challenge at many levels of the building process, but has become increasingly important and complex due to local, state and federal regulations.  On January 1, 2020, California’s AB 262, the “Buy Clean California Act” will require Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for…


Thornton Tomasetti Shares Results of Comprehensive Embodied Carbon Measurement Study

Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, has released results from its multi-year, project-based embodied carbon measurement study, identifying the type of structures, materials and components with the highest carbon emissions. The findings provide insight into how structural engineers can drive innovation in design while reducing embodied carbon and creating structures that are more efficient. The…


BASF supports EC3 tool as Pilot Partner

HOUSTON, November 14, 2019 – BASF is pleased to announce the company’s role as a pilot partner for the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool — a free, open-source online tool designed to easily calculate the carbon emissions of building materials. “BASF is committed to contributing to a world that provides a sustainable future…



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