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Climate Activists Maneuver To Reduce Embodied Carbon in Buildings – Engineering News-Record

There was no formal agenda on Feb. 12, 2018, when Bruce King and William Kelley met for lunch at the Lotus Cafe in San Rafael, Calif. But building regulation is a favorite topic of King’s, a structural engineer devoted to reducing carbon emissions related to buildings. So it was no surprise to Kelley, Marin County’s…

Bill Gates’ Blog: Buildings are bad for the climate. Here’s what we can do about it.

GatesNotes – October 28, 2019 Besides the traffic and the weather, we Seattleites love to talk about all the construction going on in our city. The downtown skyline is full of cranes, and it seems like the building never stops. By the end of the year, 39 new projects will have been completed in downtown…

World Resources Institute: Accelerating Building Decarbonization: Eight Attainable Policy Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Buildings For All

by Renilde Becqué, Debbie Weyl, Emma Stewart, Eric Mackres, Luting Jin and Xufei Shen Buildings that emit no greenhouse gas emissions during their operation are vital to meeting the SDGs and Paris Agreement targets. But in the past, zero carbon buildings have been assumed to be only attainable by technologically advanced or wealthy countries. New…

Interface CEO Jay Gould on optimism, talking to boards and truly carbon-negative products

Long-time consumer brands operations and marketing specialist Jay Gould readily admits he has not always been one to innovate through the lens of sustainability. A “stern lecture” from activist Paul Hawken and immersion in biomimicry with biologist Janine Benyus contributed to the self-described skeptic’s change of heart. Today, as chief executive of Interface, Gould is…

Autodesk Announces the EC3 Tool Partnership—Combatting Carbon Emissions

As the world builds the equivalent of an entire New York City every month, reducing the carbon emissions of materials is imperative. Between now and 2060 the world’s population will be doubling the amount of building floor space, equivalent to building an entire New York City every month for 40 years. Most of the carbon…

Webcor Partners with Carbon Leadership Forum to Support Development of Embodied Carbon Construction Calculator

Webcor is excited to announce its partnership with the Carbon Leadership Forum and fellow industry leaders to support the development of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3). This open-source tool will be used by the AEC community to compare and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction materials. When it comes to carbon, not all…

Skanska’s Elizabeth Heider: “Carbon reduction in construction: a net benefit, not just to the environment, but to the bottom line”

LinkedIn post by Elizabeth Heider, Chief Sustainability Officer at Skanska USA Inc. Today marks the start of Climate Week NYC. On this day, or any day in this age, there should be no debate on the merits of reducing the level of carbon circulating in the atmosphere. What is debatable is the best way to…

Climate Earth partners with the Carbon Leadership Forum and C Change Labs to help architects and engineers more easily evaluate embodied carbon impacts

Partnership focuses on development of digital EPDs to meet the EC3 tool requirements while also ensuring conformance with emerging global standards. Earlier this week the Carbon Leadership Forum announced the creation of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool, a ground-breaking solution for evaluating the carbon emissions embodied within a wide array of building…

Port of Seattle: Building to Reduce Embodied Carbon Emissions with EC3 tool

The Port of Seattle, along with a growing number of government and industry leaders, recognize that the materials used in constructing our buildings generate pollution even before they arrive on our property. A significant portion of carbon emissions, the pollution that causes global warming, are from operations like lighting, heating, and cooling. At least half…

Carbon Leadership Forum endorses key new report from World Green Building Council (WGBC): “Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront”

With the support of more than 80 organisations, the World Green Building Council’s report describes actions to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions. The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is a global network leading the transformation of the built environment, to make it healthier…

Announcing the EC3 tool partnership

Press Release The Carbon Leadership Forum, in partnership with more than 30 industry leaders, announces breakthrough tool to easily evaluate carbon emissions of building materials As the world builds the equivalent of an entire New York City every month, reducing the carbon emissions of materials is an imperative. The Carbon Leadership Forum, in partnership with…

Skanska USA Conceives Solution for Calculating Embodied Carbon in Construction Materials, Announces Transition to Open-Source Tool

Press release Ground-breaking tool calculates carbon emissions embodied within building materials—democratizing data and providing transparency in pursuit of the Paris Climate Accord’s aggressive global carbon reduction targets NEW YORK — Skanska USA, alongside the Carbon Leadership Forum and partners in industry, today announced the creation of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool, a…

CLF Publishes MEP & TI LCA Study

The Carbon Leadership Forum recently published a study on the LCA impacts of MEP and TI.  This is the first study of its kind to explore environmental impacts of MEP and TI. This study was part of a broader Low Carbon Construction project funded by The Charles Pankow Foundation, Skanska USA and the Oregon Department of…

NSF publishes Concrete Product Category Rule (PCR) Version 2.0, supported by the CLF

On Feb. 22, 2019, the National Science Foundation (NSF) issued Version 2.0 of the Concrete Product Category Rule (PCR), updating Version 1.1 published by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) in 2013. CLF Director Kate Simonen supported the review process through providing life cycle assessment (LCA) expertise in her role on the PCR Committee for Concrete….

 

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