Carbon Leadership Forum

Impact-driven, carbon-storing architecture

MASS Design is on a mission to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity Feature story by Tina Dilegge Surrounded by gardens, terraces and courtyards on a hillside overlooking the rolling green landscape of northern Rwanda lays the Butaro Hospital, a rural healthcare facility designed by nonprofit architecture firm Mass…

How I Became a Champion of Embodied Carbon

by Christie Gamble, Senior Director of Sustainability, CarbonCure Technologies As the Senior Director of Sustainability at CarbonCure Technologies and a Board Member of the Carbon Leadership Forum, I have found myself at the forefront of a rapidly growing movement to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment. How did I — a Canadian prairie girl…

Member Impact, April 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Katie Ross Global Real Estate & Facilities Sustainability Lead, Microsoft The scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem. While the world will need to reach net zero, those of us who can afford to move faster and go…

Massachusetts Teenagers Take the Lead on Embodied Carbon

The Waring School’s Brickwolves Robotics Team developed a Student Carbon Calculator Curriculum to empower students with information about embodied carbon by Charlie Pound (8th grade), a member of the Waring School Brickwolves, a team of 14- and 15-year-olds participating in the First Lego League (FLL) global STEM competition “As I stood outside the Massachusetts State…

Member Impact, March 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Amy Seif Hattan, LEED Green Associate Vice President for Corporate Responsibility, Thornton Tomasetti As Corporate Responsibility Officer, my role involves helping to advance sustainable design into all our disciplines at my firm. Historically, sustainable design and climate change has been a focus…

Member Impact, February 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Larry Strain, FAIA, LEED AP Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects, San Francisco For the last few years I have been promoting the reuse and upgrade of existing buildings. This accomplishes two things: reusing a building instead of building a new one reduces…

Foundations Critical to the EC3 Tool’s Development

Since its beta release at Greenbuild in November, the EC3 tool has generated interest and enthusiasm across the industry, leading to multiple news articles, testimonials, and meetups of industry professionals exploring use of the tool to dramatically decrease embodied carbon emissions associated with materials and construction. By release of the tool, almost 50 companies endorsed…

Building a Carbon Smart Community with Legos

by Andrew Himes, Carbon Leadership Forum What can a team of 6th-graders from Redmond, Washington tell us about climate change, embodied carbon emissions from building construction, and the potential for hard work and innovative thinking to transform an industry? A lot, it turns out! A group of friends — three girls and three boys —…