Owner Resources:

Embodied Carbon in Real Estate Materials

This report by the Urban Land Institute Greenprint Center for Building Performance explains embodied carbon to the real estate audience, makes the business case for reducing embodied carbon, and proposes potential strategies and pathways for a building developer to reduce embodied carbon.  The report also provides several case studies of low-carbon buildings, and tools and resources that developers can explore.

It is not too early for the real estate community to begin reducing embodied carbon in building materials; there is already a strong business case for these actions.

Embodied Carbon Educational Resources

Decarbonizing construction

WBSCD’s report “Decarbonizing construction – Guidance for investors and developers to reduce embodied carbon” provides...

1 – Embodied Carbon 101

This resource aims to provide a high-level overview of embodied carbon -- how it is defined, its significance in the...

EC Education Video Playlist

This playlist from CLF's Youtube channel is a compilation of webinars and presentations created by members,...

The Time Value of Carbon

CLF board member Larry Strain developed this white paper for the Carbon Leadership Forum in order to articulate the...