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Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit

The Climate Friendly Purchasing Toolkit is a series of documents developed by members of the West Coast Climate and Materials Management Forum to aid public procurement leaders at all levels of...

Concrete Product Category Rule

Establishing the standard to calculate EPDs (reporting the environmental impact of concrete) The Carbon Leadership Forum developed and verified the first version of the North American Product...

Corporate Climate Action Playbook

The world currently emits 51 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphere every year. To avert the most calamitous impacts of climate change, we need to get that number to zero by...

EC3

EC3 Tool Methodology Beta – 2019

NOTE This beta document has been superseded by the 2021 Material Baselines Report, published in February 2021. The 2021 report constitutes an update to the 2019 Beta Baselines with improved data...

Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study

Research Question: What are the typical magnitudes and ranges of embodied carbon in buildings? About The Embodied Carbon Benchmark Study is the first stage of the LCA for Low Carbon...

Energy Technology Perspectives 2020

Energy Technology Perspectives 2020 is a flagship report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released in September 2020 to provide a detailed analysis of the opportunities presented by...

Guide to the EC3 Tool

By Stacy Smedley Executive Director, Building Transparency In November of 2019, the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool was publicly launched at the Greenbuild Conference in...

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