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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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Part 1 – Intro to Embodied Carbon

Embodied carbon emissions are generated by the manufacturing, transportation, installation, maintenance, and disposal of construction materials used in buildings, roads, and other...

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Climate Smart Forestry

Amplifying the climate benefits of the forestry sector Much of U.S. forestland is dedicated to commercial forestry— producing wood products, paper, fiber, and biofuels. Forestry and the continued...

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Net-zero buildings: Where do we stand?

WBSCD's report "Net-zero buildings: Where do we stand?" provides a detailed look at six whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) case studies to illustrate some of the challenges, barriers...

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RMI Concrete Solutions Guide

RMI’s Concrete Solutions Guide released in August 2021 provides a user-friendly overview of proven and scalable solutions to reduce concrete’s contribution to climate change. The guide highlights...

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Key stages in a product’s lifecycle that consume energy and produce greenhouse gases

Buy Clean Procurement and ENERGY STAR

Governments, institutions, private organizations and construction companies are looking for ways to reduce the carbon pollution embedded in the products they purchase. Many are choosing to...

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