Take Action to Decarbonize Buildings and Materials
The Carbon Leadership Forum’s goal is to eliminate embodied carbon in buildings and infrastructure by inspiring innovation and spurring change through collective action.
We investigate the pathways for maximizing carbon reductions and lead collaborative research with materials experts, NGOs, industry partners, and policymakers.
Featured Project: Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study
Problem: Despite a growing recognition that we need to track and reduce embodied carbon emissions, building industry professionals needed better data and guidance on how to implement low carbon methods in practice.
Collaboration: The Carbon Leadership Forum, in collaboration with numerous partners, embarked on the Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study. This project compiled the largest known database of building embodied carbon and created an interactive database.
We accelerate learning by crowdsourcing and disseminating knowledge.
Featured Resource: World Green Building Council Issues Ground-breaking Report
Through the Advancing Net Zero project, and in partnership with European Climate Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, C40 Cities and Ramboll, WorldGBC has developed a ‘call to action’ report focusing on these emissions, as part of a whole lifecycle approach, and the systemic changes needed to achieve full decarbonization across the global buildings sector.
Connecting inspired advocates to achieve greater action.
We are committed to providing multiple ways for our members to network. We unite professionals across the building industry to share research, best practices and new approaches to decarbonize the building industry, with a keen focus on embodied carbon. We invite you to become a Member or a Sponsor, join our Online Community, keep up-to-date through our social media links and newsletter, and participate in our collaborative Webinars, Events, Roundtables and burgeoning Regional Hubs.
Accelerating market transformation by inspiring and fostering action. By deploying a collective action model and incubation environment, we empower our members and partners to advance new ideas and approaches and launch impactful member-led initiatives.
A tool for calculating and comparing the embodied, operating and avoided carbon impacts and benefits of reusing, upgrading existing buildings vs building new buildings. The core development team for the tool includes Larry Strain of Siegel Strain Architects, Erin...
Our programs are the result of the generous pledges made by our Sponsors. We are grateful for their steadfast support.
Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
Orca Aggregates – Polaris Materials
Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Walter P Moore
WAP Sustainability Consulting
We invite you to join our coalition of architects, engineers, contractors, materials suppliers, building owners, policymakers and associations committed to radically decarbonizing buildings and building materials.
- Become a Member of the Carbon Leadership Forum. Your membership includes a subscription to our Informative Newsletter and membership in our collaborative Online Community.
- Join or start a Regional Hub of the Carbon Leadership Forum.
- Join or start a Focus Group.
- Help fund our Research and Initiatives through your Sponsorship.
- Are you an NGO? Learn more about our NGO Roundtable.