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Research

Organizations turn to the Carbon Leadership Forum, at the University of Washington, for data-driven answers to their questions – information they can trust. These funded research projects help understand the full complexity of issues and develop practical solutions grounded in solid science.

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...

EC3

EC3 Tool Methodology

Research Purpose:   To develop the methods used to categorize and assess the embodied carbon data in the EC3 tool. About The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool is an...

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...

Mass Timber Optimization and LCA

Research Purpose:   Explore how mass timber buildings can be optimized for material efficiency, and support a regionally-specific LCA case study of a mass timber office building in the Pacific...

Seismic Damage (ATC/FEMA P-58)

Research Purpose:   ​Develop a comprehensive database of structural and non-structural building component repair. About In evaluating the life cycle environmental impacts of buildings, the...

Tornado Resilience and Sustainability

Research Purpose:   Develop embodied carbon estimates of tornado damage to an interdisciplinary NSF research project. Summary Strong winds such as those produced by tornadoes and hurricanes have...

UW Population Health Building

Research purpose:   Determine if the UW Population Health facility would meet the requirements of LEED’s whole building life cycle assessment (WBLCA) credit.  About The Hans Rosling Population...

Wood Carbon Seminars

Research Purpose:   Answer common and critical questions about the carbon impacts of wood from the building industry. The Wood Carbon Seminars was an 8-part webinar series hosted by the Carbon...

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