Carbon Leadership Forum

Member Impact, February 2020

What are you and your company doing to help reduce embodied carbon emissions? Larry Strain, FAIA, LEED AP Principal, Siegel & Strain Architects, San Francisco For the last few years I have been promoting the reuse and upgrade of existing buildings. This accomplishes two things: reusing a building instead of building a new one reduces…

Foundations Critical to the EC3 Tool’s Development

Since its beta release at Greenbuild in November, the EC3 tool has generated interest and enthusiasm across the industry, leading to multiple news articles, testimonials, and meetups of industry professionals exploring use of the tool to dramatically decrease embodied carbon emissions associated with materials and construction. By release of the tool, almost 50 companies endorsed…

Building a Carbon Smart Community with Legos

by Andrew Himes, Carbon Leadership Forum What can a team of 6th-graders from Redmond, Washington tell us about climate change, embodied carbon emissions from building construction, and the potential for hard work and innovative thinking to transform an industry? A lot, it turns out! A group of friends — three girls and three boys —…

How I Became a Champion of Embodied Carbon

by Christie Gamble, Senior Director of Sustainability, CarbonCure Technologies As the Senior Director of Sustainability at CarbonCure Technologies and a Board Member of the Carbon Leadership Forum, I have found myself at the forefront of a rapidly growing movement to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment. How did I — a Canadian prairie girl…