Carbon Leadership Forum

November 22, 2019

Press Release: Sustainable Minds and the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator Tool Partner to Simplify Finding and Specifying Lower Embodied Carbon Construction Materials

Collaboration will help building professionals make smarter procurement decisions that drive climate action, while making it easier and less expensive for manufacturers to create environmental product declarations (EPDs) that provide more specific data.

ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — With the public beta release of the much-anticipated Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, the Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency Catalog now includes the EC3 tool results making it super easy for architects, engineers, owners and construction companies (AECOs) to find lower embodied carbon (EC) products in every MasterFormat® section in 1 click, and in a glance. They can find all EPDs from a manufacturer with the EC3 tool result, which links directly to the EC3 tool to enable comparisons within the category or to start modeling a project. In the EC3 tool, manufacturer and EPD pages link to their listing in the Transparency Catalog for product and contact information to connect the last mile and help get the product into the specification.

The Sustainable Minds Transparency Catalog now includes the EC3 tool results making it super easy for architects, engineers, owners and construction companies to find lower embodied carbon products in every MasterFormat® section in 1 click, and in a glance. From the EC3 tool, manufacturer and EPD pages link to their listing in the Transparency Catalog for product and contact information to connect the last mile and help get the product into the specification. (PRNewsfoto/Sustainable Minds)

The EC3 tool is a free, open-access tool for AECOs, building material manufacturers and policy makers to easily evaluate and reduce EC emissions from construction materials to reduce EC within buildings at scale. The innovative methodology delivers a scalable way to use the global warming potential data in EPDs to compare a product’s embodied EC to others in its category. The EC3 tool is being incubated by the Carbon Leadership Forum and developed with the support of nearly 50 industry partners.

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