We’re seeking support for two 2021 Seattle Building Code proposals that address embodied carbon in concrete and steel.
Seattle’s Construction Codes Advisory Board (CCAB) is considering the code proposals, attached, that would show the City’s commitment to GHG reduction by limiting the amount of carbon in two of the most widely used and highest carbon-emitting construction materials: concrete and steel. If passed, this will be the most impactful effort Seattle has taken to reduce embodied carbon emissions thus far.
We encourage organizations working in Seattle to show support for these proposals by adding your name to the attached Google form letter by 5 pm Pacific on 2/14/2023, which we will submit to the CCAB the following day.
We anticipate the CCAB code hearing for these proposals will be on 3/2/2023 between 12-2 pm Pacific. Hearing info can be found on the CCAB website with agendas and a call-in link posted about a week in advance. In person attendance is also available & encouraged. If you prefer to submit your own letter, you can email it to Micah Chappell at SDCI, Micah.firstname.lastname@example.org, and copy Jenifer Gilliland, Jenifer.email@example.com. who will distribute to the CCAB. Make sure to submit at least a week prior to the hearing.
Thanks for your consideration and support. If you have any questions about the proposals or giving testimony, please reach out to Webly Bowles from New Buildings Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org and Liepa Braciulyte at email@example.com.
Feel free to forward this on to others in your networks who you think would be interested in helping with this effort.
Jessie Templeton, GGLO
2021 SBC-Embodied Carbon Proposal-Concrete-2023_01_20.pdf (93.5 KB)
2021 SBC-Embodied Carbon Proposal-Steel-2023_01_20.pdf (84.5 KB)