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Platte Fifteen Life Cycle Assessment

ThinkWood and Woodworks Case Study Report (July 2021) Authors:KL&A Engineers and BuildersAdolfson & Peterson Mass timber structural systems are relatively new to the North American...

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The Case for Regulating Embodied Carbon

UK Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) Report (February 2021) ACAN is calling for the urgent introduction of legislation to regulate embodied carbon emissions generated by construction...

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Federal Buy Clean for Cement and Steel

Global Efficiency Intelligence Report (September 2021) The United States spends billions of dollars each year on government procurement. In 2018, the United States spent $110 billion in federal...

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Lifecycle GHG Impacts in Building Codes

New Building Institute Report (January 2022) Embodied emissions have been largely ignored until recently by regulators, manufacturers, architects, engineers and builders, but that is fast...

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Buy Clean Buy Fair Washington Project

The Buy Clean Buy Fair (BCBF) Washington Project is a pilot study commissioned by the Washington State Legislature in 2021.  The goal of this project is to evaluate the feasibility of BCBF data...

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CLF WBLCA Benchmark Study V2

Project Announcement | April 2022The Carbon Leadership Forum is pleased to announce the beginning of a multi-year project to develop a robust and harmonized database of WBLCA benchmarks. The...

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Low-Carbon Concrete Pilot Project

Case Study: Pedestrian Crosswalk & Signal Pole Footings & Adjacent Sidewalk This pilot project compared the performance low carbon concrete mix with 50% cement replacement with a 100%...

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Implementing Buy Clean

Guidance on Implementing Low-Carbon Construction Material Policies and Limits on Public ProjectsA growing number of government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels are integrating...

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Part 3 – Carbon Reduction Strategies

Architects can often make large embodied carbon reductions with cost-neutral measures. A 2021 report from RMI found that case studies had embodied carbon savings of 24–46% at cost premiums of...

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Part 2 – Measuring Embodied Carbon

Measuring embodied carbon is key to evaluating the highest-impact, most cost-effective solutions to reducing embodied carbon on your project. As is often said, “You can’t manage what you can’t...

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