Report gauges building codes’ impact on embodied carbon in project specs

Sources: New Buildings Institute, Portland, Ore.; CP staff  The most recent New Buildings Institute (NBI) report offers language to incorporate embodied carbon requirements in codes, and explains the need for jurisdictions to address such criteria for materials or products with the highest carbon dioxide emissions factors. “Lifecycle GHG Impacts in Building Codes” presents potential CO2¬†benchmarks or thresholds for ready mixed…

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