Tag: carbon

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Court Reinstates Feds’ ‘Social Cost of Carbon’ Calculation

March 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. government’s ability to weigh the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions in federal rulemaking—and with it the potential resumption of delayed leasing for oil and gas drilling on public lands—has been restored, following the U.S. Court of Appeals […]


Construction Association launches new initiative to address climate change by pushing for construction of fewer carbon-intensive projects

August 3, 2021

Via: BDCNetwork

Construction officials outlined a series of steps public officials and the construction industry should take to address the impacts of the built environment on climate change. The new initiative from the Associated General Contractors of America is designed to lessen […]

Construction Processes, Design, News, Sustainability

Injecting embodied carbon capability into the integrated design and construction process

May 26, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Our clients are increasingly asking us how they can construct a carbon-neutral facility and accounting for the embodied carbon of construction must be part of the equation for any carbon-neutral project. Embodied carbon is defined as the carbon footprint of […]


UCLA team nabs $2.9M grant to turn CO2 into concrete

July 22, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Sant, who is also the director of UCLA’s Institute for Carbon Management, said the product will have a carbon footprint 50% to 70% lower than that of regular concrete used in construction. The production of cement results in more than […]

Construction Techniques

Tools for measuring embedded carbon in building materials are on their launching pads

November 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Two of the construction industry’s heavyweights are each about to roll out tools that measure embedded carbon in building materials, with an eye toward significantly reducing the carbon footprint of nonresidential buildings in the future. At next week’s Greenbuild expo […]

Construction Techniques

Open source tool allows comparison of embodied carbon emissions from construction materials

September 27, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The Carbon Leadership Forum has released the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (“EC3”) tool. The open source tool is for architects, engineers, owners, construction companies, building material suppliers and policy makers to compare and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction […]

Construction Techniques, Sustainability

Help Available for Estimating Embodied Carbon in Building Systems

May 28, 2019

Via: ENR

The Charles Pankow Foundation recently released guidance to building owners, developers, designers and contractors interested in considering the embodied carbon in mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The three reports, which address commercial office buildings and tenant improvement projects in the […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Effort launched to develop better process for zero-carbon retrofits in multifamily sector

May 20, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Three organizations have teamed up on an initiative to “catalyze the development of a speedy and scalable process for zero-carbon retrofits in the multifamily home sector.” Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), the U.S. Dept. of Energy, and the California Energy Commission […]