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CLF Monthly News
February 2024

April Meeting of the NGO/Government Roundtable to Highlight a New Partner: Madeline Reeves, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, The White House Council on Environmental Quality; Introducing Azeezah Sultana Priyota, CLF Research Assistant; Viewpoint: Lindsay Baker on “The Origin of ECHO”; Embodied Carbon Spotlight: Regeneration Field Institute in Ecuador; Member Impact

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CLF Monthly News
January 2024

Resource of the Month: AIA-CLF Embodied Carbon Toolkit for Architects; Introducing Michelle Lambert, CLF Researcher; Andrew Himes’ Viewpoint: 2024: Decarbonization on the Agenda; MEP 2040 Reaches 80 Signatory Firms 

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CLF Monthly News
December 2023

Andrew Himes’s Letter: “A Tipping Point?”; Introducing Mahsa Torabi, CLF Visiting Researcher; Resource of the Month: “2023 Roadmap Report: Advancing the LCA Ecosystem for Policy”; Introducing Oscar Jimenez, CLF Student Intern; December 7 MEP 2040 Quarterly Forum Video Recording; A new page: “The History of the Carbon Leadership Forum. 2009-2023”

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CLF Monthly News
November 2023

Chad Evan’s Letter: “Change is the One True Constant”; Member Impact; New CLF Roadmap Report: Advancing the LCA Ecosystem for Policy / September Webinar; Beth Tomlinson’s Viewpoint: Moving Toward Holistic Carbon Accounting for Buildings

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CLF Monthly News
October 2023

Meghn Lewis’s Letter: “BIG NEWS: EPA Grant Program to Help Reduce Embodied Carbon for Construction Materials and Products“; Member Impact; Embodied Carbon Harmonization and Optimization (ECHO) Project; Viewpoint by Natalie Douglas: “A Small Rural Community Leads the Way“; Introducing Anber Rana; Sponsor Spotlight: Tangible

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CLF Monthly News
September 2023

Brook Waldman’s Letter: “Cradle to Gate to Cradle”; Member Impact; New CLF Roadmap Report: Advancing the LCA Ecosystem for Policy / August 2023; Introducing Yang Shen; Nickson Otieno’s Viewpoint: Africa Will Lead the World’s Transition Towards a Decarbonized Built Environment; Sponsor Spotlight: SERA

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CLF Monthly News
August 2023

Brad Benke’s Letter: “Staying Busy, Staying Cool”; Member Impact; CLF 2023 Material Baselines Webinar; Viewpoint by Kjell Anderson: “The Carbon Balance Challenge”; Introducing Ethan Ellingboe; Garry Cooper’s TED Talk on The Circular Economy & Embodied Carbon

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CLF Monthly News
July 2023

Milad Ashtiani’s Letter: “CLF Continues Research on Embodied Carbon from Road Infrastructure”; Member Impact; Material Baselines Webinar; Introducing Brook Waldman; Positive Energy: The Building Science Podcast explores the universe of embodied carbon.

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CLF Monthly News
June 2023

Meghan Lewis’s Letter: “From Lockdown to Look Up!”; Member Impact; Sponsor Spotlight: NBBJ; Upcoming Events; “Smoke, Steel, Steam: Embodied Carbon at the University of Washington,” by Radha Iyer; Net Zero Buildings Week

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CLF Monthly News
May 2023

Jordan Palmeri’s Letter: “Embodied carbon is springing to life!”; Sponsor Spotlight: DCI Engineers; Viewpoint by Christian Wu: Embodied Carbon, a System-level Challenge; Introducing Mel Chafart; CLF Releases GHG Inventory for Washington State Roadways.

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CLF Monthly News
April 2023

Meghan Byrne’s Letter: “Our Constant is Change”; Member Impact; Sponsor Spotlight: Cellulose Insualation Manufacturer’s Assciation; The CLF’s Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment Benchmark Study V2: Official Launch of Phases 2-3

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CLF Monthly News
March 2023

Monica Huang’s Letter: “Embodied carbon? Perhaps it can embody more”; Member Impact; Sponsor Spotlight: One Click LCA; Alexis Feitel: Embodied Carbon Challenge from a Millennial; Introducing Clare (Vivi) Kondrat.

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CLF Monthly News
February 2023

Kate Simonen’s Letter: “Governance and Action”; New CLF Policy Case Studies Published; Carbon Avoided Retrofit Estimator (CARE); MEP 2040 Update; Introducing Chad Evans; Sponsor Spotlight: Nexii.

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CLF Monthly News
January 2023

Meghan Kalsman’s Letter: “Happy New Year!”; Member Impact; 2022 Embodied
Carbon Policy—A Year in Review; Introducing Jordan Palmeri; Buy Clean Buy Fair Pilot Study; Introducing Delilah Canales

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CLF Monthly News
December 2022

Andrew Himes’ Letter: “Hope, Fear, and Love”; New CLF Research Jobs Open; Member Impact; 2022 CLF Impact Report Published; Introducing Prajin Uttamchandani; Sponsor Spotlight: Arup.

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CLF Monthly News
November 2022

Meghan Byrne’s Letter: “Greenbuild Convergence on Embodied Carbon“; Member Impact; New CLF Staff Research Jobs; Sponsor Spotlight on CarbonBuilt: The Age of Incrementalism Must Come to a Close; Introducing Jen Wolf

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CLF Monthly News
October 2022

Allison Hyatt’s Letter: “Scaling the Data Mountain”; New CLF Research Jobs Open; Member Impact; MEP 2040 Campaign Update; SE 2050 Campaign Update.

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CLF Monthly News
September2022

Milad Ashtani’s Letter: “Mapping the Highway to Low-carbon Infrastructure“; Embodied Carbon Policy Education: New CLF Video Series; New CLF Staff Research Jobs Now Open; Sponsor Spotlight on Sellen: Pushing the Boundaries, Leaving a Legacy; MEP 2040 Quarterly Forum

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CLF Monthly News
August 2022

Megan Kalsman’s Letter: “Embodied Carbon Policy Breakthroughts”; New CLF Carbon Policy Video Series; September MEP 2040 Forum; Sponsor Spotlight: Autodesk

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CLF Monthly News
July 2022

Meghan Byrne’s Letter: “An Intersectional Endeavor”; Embodied Carbon Policy Education: New CLF Video Series; New CLF Staff Research Jobs Now Open; Sponsor Spotlight on KieranTimberlake: Total Lifecycle Carbon Accounting; MEP 2040 Update

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CLF Monthly News
June 2022

Andrew’s Letter: “Secret Sauce of Creative Collaboration”; Introducing Megan Kalsman; Member Impact; New MEP 2040 Website; Sponsor Spotlight: StopWaste

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CLF Monthly News
May 2022

Anthony’s Letter: “Three Pillars of Change”; Helping Cities Meet Clean Construction Pledges; Embodied Carbon Checklist for City Projects; Whole Building LCA Benchmark Study; Introducing Meghan Byyrn; History of CLF Seattle Regional Hub

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CLF Monthly News
April 2022

Kate’s Letter: “Could Building Be a Carbon Solution?”; ARPA-E $3.7M Grant to Fund Core LCA R&D; Member Impact; MEP 2040 Challenge: Campaign Update; Sponsor Spotlight: SOM

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CLF Monthly News
March 2022

Letter from Anthony; IStructE Award for Kate Simonen; MEP 2040 Challenge Campaign Update; CLF Sponsor Spotlight on Softwood Lumber Board; CLF Report – Implementing Buy Clean

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CLF Monthly News
February 2022

Kate’s Letter: “Effort and Impact”; Buy Clean California Limits; CLF’s Andrew Himes Calls for System-wide Transformation at TEDxSeattle; Tale of a Toolkit: AIA and CLF Team Up; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
January 2022

Letter from Anthony; MEP 2040 Challenge Campaign Update; CLF Sponsor Spotlight on WSP; CLF Community Poised for Impact in 2022; CLF Positions Now Open

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CLF Monthly News
December 2021

Kate’s Letter: “More Urgency, More Action”; MEP 2040 Update; CLF Sponsor Spotlight: Mithun; Embodied Carbon Toolkit for Architects; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
November 2021

Letter from Anthony; MEP 2040 Challenge Accelerates; CLF Sponsor Spotlight on Interface; New CLF report on Transformative, Carbon-storing Materials

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CLF Monthly News
October 2021

“Kate’s Letter: Reducing Embodied Carbon in MEP Systems”; Member Impact; “MEP 2040: CLF Issues a Challenge to Building Systems Engineers”;  “CLF Sponsor Spotlight: Walter P. Moore”; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
September 2021

Letter from Andrew, CLF Embodied Carbon Policy Webinar October 8; Introducing Brad Benke, new CLF researcher; CLF Sponsor Spotlight on Magnussen Klemencic Associates; Addressing Climate Change through Façade Design with EC3, by Vaclav Hasik

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CLF Monthly News
August 2021

“Change Only Begins with Data,” by Anthony Hickling; “Material Baselines June 2021 Update”; “CLF Sponsor Spotlight: Thornton Tomasetti”; “RMI Report: Reducing Embodied Carbon in Buildings”; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
July 2021

Letter from Kate, Healthy Materials Webinar Series, Member Impact, CLF Analysis: EPD Requirements in Procurement Policies, States Act to Reduce Embodied Carbon in Public Procurement

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CLF Monthly News
June 2021

“Noticing the Potential,” by Anthony Hickling; “Wisonsin Girl Scouts on a Mission”; “Changing the World One City at a Time”; Member Impact; “Embodied Carbon Challenge for India”; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
May 2021

Letter from Kate, Report on the SE2050 Challenge for structural engineers, Member Impact, CLF Happy Hour, CLF Embodied Carbon Owner Toolkit, By the Numbers

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CLF Monthly News
April 2021

“Follow the Numbers: Draving Change with Data,” by Anthony Hickling; “Federal Policy Update”; “2021 Material Baselines”; Member Impact; “Drawdown Building: New Frameworks” by Jacob Racusin; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
March 2021

Building with Biomass, CLF Happy Hour, COP 26, Carbon-Storing Materials, By the Numbers, Member Impact, Introducing Meghan Lewis

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CLF Monthly News
February 2021

“Leadership to Enable Communities,” by Anthony Hickling; “CLF Announces New Resource Library”; “Introducing Steph Carlisle”; Member Impact; By the Numbers; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
January 2021

“A Carbon Theory of Change,” by Andrew Himes; “CLF Announces New Embodied Carbon Policy Toolkit”; “Introducing Monica Huang”; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
November 2020

“Tipping Point?” by by Anthony Hickling; “Looking Ahead to Embodied Carbon Policy Action in 2021” by Meghan Lewis; Member Impact; Structural Engineers 2050 initiative launch at Greenbuild November 12; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
October 2020

“Making climate-friendly design central to rebuilding,” by Kate Simonen; “Wood Carbon Queries” by Monica Huang; Member Impact; “Change Agency, Value Change,” by Renee Cheng; Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
September 2020

Letter from new CLF Managing Director Anthony Hickling, Origin Story of the Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study, Member Impact, New York Times feature: “Concrete, a Centuries-old Material, Gets a New Recipe,” Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
August 2020

Letter from Kate, EC3 Tool Update, Feature by Donald King on Equity and Decarbonization, Introducing New CLF Managing Director Anthony Hickling, By the Numbers, Carbon Positive RESET!, Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
July 2020

Letter from Kate, Essays, Feature by Mark Jones with Andrew Himes on the Nehemiah Initiative, By the Numbers, Carbon Positive RESET!, CLF Member Impact, Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
June 2020

Letter from Kate, Essays, Feature by Audrey Gray on Ed Mazria, By the Numbers, Inspiring Action, CLF Member Impact, Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
May 2020

Letter from Kate, Essays, Feature by Audrey Gray on Ed Mazria, By the Numbers, Inspiring Action, CLF Member Impact, Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
April 2020

Letter from Kate, Essays, Features, By the Numbers, Inspiring Action, CLF Member Impact, Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
March 2020

Letter from Kate, Essays, Features, By the Numbers, Inspiring Action, CLF Member Impact, Action Checklist

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CLF Monthly News
February 2020

Letter from Kate, Essays, Features, By the Numbers, Inspiring Action, CLF Member Impact, Action Checklist

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