Carbon Leadership Forum

Structural Engineers 2050 (SE 2050) Challenge: Commitment Declaration

You can declare your individual support or your firm/organization’s support for the SE 2050 Challenge on this page.

For more information about the SE 2050 Challenge, please see the 1-page or the 2-page summary.

Please fill out the forms below the letters to declare your support for the SE 2050 Challenge.  Your name or your firm/organization’s name will be listed at the end of the following letters.

Individual or Other Firm

I recognize the urgency in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment and the importance of participation from structural engineers in setting and reaching embodied carbon reduction targets.  I join the growing community of structural engineers at the forefront of finding ways to reduce the embodied carbon of structures.

Collecting and anonymously sharing material and embodied carbon quantities from structural designs will be essential for tracking industry-wide progress in reducing embodied carbon.  While the details of a data collection program and level of effort is not defined yet, I recognize that data collection is essential to achieving designer-led embodied carbon reductions.  I also recognize that a national data collection effort would help our profession better understand material optimization, a basic aim of structural engineering practice. 

By signing this letter, I am urging the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to formally endorse the SE 2050 Challenge, issued to our profession by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF), now and lead national outreach to recruit participants and create the infrastructure of an SE 2050 Commitment program necessary to meet the Challenge goals.  It is my desire to see SEI collaborate with industry partners, to refine and begin the launch of this program by the end of 2019.

Our firm recognizes the urgency in reducing carbon emissions from the built environment and the importance of participation from structural engineers in setting and reaching embodied carbon reduction targets.  We choose to join the growing community of structural engineering firms at the forefront of finding ways to reduce the embodied carbon of structures.

Collecting and anonymously sharing material and embodied carbon quantities from our firm’s structural designs will be essential for tracking both our firm’s and industry-wide progress in reducing embodied carbon.  While the details of a data collection program and level of effort from individual firms are not defined yet, we recognize that data collection is essential to achieving designer-led embodied carbon reductions.  We also recognize that a national data collection effort would help our profession better understand material optimization, a basic aim of structural engineering practice. 

By signing this letter, we are urging the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to formally endorse the SE 2050 Challenge, issued to our profession by the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF), now and lead national outreach to recruit participants and create the infrastructure of an SE 2050 Commitment program necessary to meet the Challenge goals.  It is our desire to see SEI collaborate with industry partners, to refine and begin the launch of this program by the end of 2019.