CMHA, GCP join Embodied Carbon Calculator developer Building Transparency

Sources: Building Transparency, Seattle; CP staff

The latest Lead or Pilot Partners supporting the nonprofit organization building the Embodied Carbon Calculator (EC3) represent a diverse set of manufacturers, suppliers, organizations or individual architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) entities fostering low-carbon public or private contract procurement. In addition to the Concrete Masonry and Hardscapes Association, GCP Applied Technologies and other new Building Transparency partners, global technology, architecture and construction leaders have recently renewed their partnership commitments, including Heidelberg Materials, Amazon, Clark Construction, Google, Linkedin and Microsoft, Skanska and Turner Construction. 

Partner support has enabled Building Transparency to program the Embodied Carbon Calculator tool to yield carbon dioxide emissions equivalent metrics (kgCO2e) for building projects’ structural, enclosure and interior specifications.

Partners are driving the continued development of the EC3, a free and easy-to-use tool that allows benchmarking, assessment and reductions in embodied carbon, and focuses on construction materials’ upfront supply chain emissions. Building Transparency Pilot Partners support material transparency while also improving carbon accounting efforts to make it easier to set and achieve emission reduction targets within built spaces. Lead Partners provide feedback on the EC3 tool and its development.

“New and returning partners reflect the importance of building decarbonization to leaders in tech, commerce and the AEC industry,” says Building Transparency Executive Director Stacy Smedley. “Each recognizes time is of the essence to reduce carbon emissions. We are grateful for and encouraged by these organizations’ passionate support of our mission to address embodied carbon’s role in climate change and create a better future for the planet.”

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