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1 – Embodied Carbon 101

This resource aims to provide a high-level overview of embodied carbon -- how it is defined, its significance in the global climate crisis, and why it is an important consideration for...

2 – What is a Buy Clean Policy?

This resource provides insight into why embodied carbon is an urgent problem, how Buy Clean poses a solution, and an overview of the key policy elements. Buy Clean is a procurement policy...

4 – Steps to Develop a Buy Clean Policy

This resource provides an overview of the five basic components of Buy Clean and highlights key choices at each step.  Version: December 17, 2020Buy Clean is a policy approach that aims to reduce...

5 – Guidance on Implementing Buy Clean

This document aims to provide an overview of key stakeholders and strategies for addressing the implementation challenges related to Buy Clean policy. Version: December 17, 2020Buy Clean is a...

Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront

The World Green Building Council’s pioneering report "Bringing Embodied Carbon Upfront: Coordinated action for the building and construction sector to tackle embodied carbon" demands radical...

Buy Clean

Buy Clean

Member-led Initiatives« Back to Member-led Initiatives PageInitiative: Buy Clean Washington On January 8, 2018, members of the Washington (WA) State House of Representatives introduced House Bill...

Buy Clean

Buy Clean Washington Study

Research Purpose:   Review and evaluate embodied carbon policies to limit the embodied carbon of structural materials used in State building projects. About On January 8, 2018, members of the...

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