Carbon Leadership Forum

CLF Releases Annual Report 2017-2018

The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) released its 2017-2018 Annual Report, which highlights the organization’s recent research, education and outreach work with CLF sponsor firms and collaborators from industry, academia, nonprofits and government agencies. The Annual Report is part of the CLF’s commitment to increase awareness and understanding of initiatives happening to transform the built environment’s…

CLF Publishes LCA Practice Guide

The Carbon Leadership Forum recently published Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings: A Practice Guide, a step-by-step LCA primer and technical guidance document. The Practice Guide introduces the use of LCA to analyze the environmental impacts of buildings in order to help building professionals apply LCA in practice. It addresses how buildings impact the environment, the…

CLF’s Build Positive Summit Inspires Carbon Smart Building

On June 20, the Carbon Leadership Forum brought together over 70 professionals from across the building industry, sustainability-focused nonprofits, and government agencies in New York City for a Build Positive: Carbon Smart Building Summit. Hosted by Skanska USA at the Empire State Building, the three-hour educational session presented participants with a roadmap to transform buildings…

Upcoming CLF Event – Build Positive: A Carbon Smart Building Summit & Party

The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is leading a collaborative session in New York City on June 20 at Skanska USA’s empire state building office. The interactive session will present and explore the potential of carbon storing architecture and inspire participants to develop and implement carbon smart design. Learn more about the workshop or directly register to…

Embodied Carbon Network – Year in Review

The Embodied Carbon Network (ECN)  – a grassroots initiative launched by CLF in early 2017 with just a handful of members – recently hit its one-year anniversary and now includes over 200 professionals from across the world, representing 76 cities, 11 countries, and 22 US states. The Network recent published its first newsletter, as part of its broader…

CLF releases semiannual update highlighting recent work

The CLF recently released its semiannual update to stakeholders, highlighting current research and education milestones, and announcing upcoming initiatives and presentations. The update focuses on CLF’s sustained effort to collaborate with organizations and individuals across the world on a number of projects and initiatives, which include building the largest known database of building embodied carbon,…

CLF call for sponsors

The University of Washington’s Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is currently accepting sponsor applications to support and join its community of manufacturers, designers, builders, LCA professionals and academics working together to reduce the impact of embodied carbon emissions. The CLF sponsorship program includes different membership levels, providing an opportunity for all representatives to guide and leverage research focused…

New network launched by CLF attracts over 100 people committed to embodied carbon reduction

The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) recently launched the Embodied Carbon Network, an initiative to support the design and construction of a carbon neutral built environment by 2050. Kate Simonen (University of Washington) and Erin McDade (Architecture 2030) formed the Network in order to connect professionals and students working toward reducing embodied carbon – emissions that…

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