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Looking Ahead to Embodied Carbon Policy Action in 2022

by Meghan LewisSenior Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum 2021 was a busy year for embodied carbon policy, and 2022 looks to be filled with even more action at the federal, state, and local levels to reduce embodied carbon. Read below for a few highlights, and...

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CLF Releases Ground-breaking Transformative Materials Report

October 27, 2021 Today the Carbon Leadership Forum released a ground-breaking report on the potential for meaningful climate impact through materials that serve as carbon sinks. Such materials have a clear advantage, with the potential to reverse the climate...

Introducing Brad Benke

Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum, University of Washington Brad Benke, AIA, is a Research Scientist at the Carbon Leadership Forum focused on creating and improving LCA data, tools, and policies to rapidly scale and advance carbon drawdown strategies for the...

If we act together now, we can change the world!

by Edward Mazria Architecture 2030 is calling on all architects, engineers, planners, and individuals involved in the building sector worldwide to design all new projects, renovations, landscapes, cityscapes, and infrastructure to be zero carbon starting now. If...

CLF Material Baselines Updated – July 2021

Newly Updated Version of the 2021 Carbon Leadership Forum Material Baselines Report Published Architects, engineers, and builders are often faced with the challenge of choosing products or materials and evaluating their relative embodied carbon impacts alongside a...

States Act to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Public Procurement

by Meghan LewisSenior Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum States are taking big steps on embodied carbon action this legislative session. Procurement policies related to embodied carbon were introduced in eight states in 2021, including Washington, Oregon,...

Six Months into the SEI SE 2050 Commitment

Structural Engineers Combine to Share Learning, Resources, and Ambitious Decarbonization Goals By Chris Jeseritz Chris Jeseritz is a project manager at PCS Structural Solutions and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineer’s (ASCE) Structural Engineering...

Zero Carbon: Can Built Environment Education Deliver?

JOINT EVENT Monday 8 February 2021, 9 – 10 am PST The climate emergency means the built environment will have to be zero carbon. All new buildings must be zero carbon by 2030 and the existing building stock will require significant retrofitting to be carbon neutral...

CLF Launches Embodied Carbon Policy Toolkit

Throughout 2020, the Carbon Leadership Forum invested significant resources in developing an array of resources to support effective embodied carbon policies. Capping that effort on January 1, 2021, the CLF announced the release of an Embodied Carbon Policy...

Resource Hub for Structural Engineers at SE2050

The SE2050 website aggregates a comprehensive set of resources for structural engineers working to decarbonize structures, including: Embodied Carbon Overview Structural Materials Strategies Tools and Data Case Studies ECOM - Embodied Carbon...

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WSP: High Performance, Low Carbon

by Teresa Vangeli and Sarah Buffaloe Using Life Cycle Assessments to Expand Embodied Carbon Reduction Practices for Buildings and Infrastructure As...

Introducing Brad Benke

Researcher, Carbon Leadership Forum, University of Washington Brad Benke, AIA, is a Research Scientist at the Carbon Leadership Forum focused on...

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