Architecture 2030’s ongoing and new initiatives and actions related to Climate, Wood, & Forests include:
Construction Specifications and Material Selection: Develop deep decarbonization and carbon positive building and construction material specifications – CleanSpecs – with a focus on high-impact materials such as concrete, steel, wood, insulation, carpet, and gypsum board. Incorporate and distribute specifications and material selection criteria through the:
● Carbon Smart Materials Palette,
● a dedicated CleanSpecs website and database (TBD), and the
● industry specification systems.
Embodied Carbon Policies: Identify and disseminate embodied carbon policies, codes, and scalable adoption and outreach strategies, through our Achieving Zero policy framework, to states and local jurisdictions through our work and collaborations with the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) and Bionova, C40, AIA, Green Building Councils (GBCs), Architects Declare, Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN), Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC), 2030 Districts Network, Embodied Carbon Network (ECN), and other Architecture 2030 networks.
Architecture 2030 partnered with Bionova Ltd, the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA), and 10 leading international cities to develop a framework that identifies and ranks the most effective municipal government policies that reduce embodied carbon in the built environment.
City Policy Framework for Dramatically Reducing Embodied Carbon
[examples: (page 47 ) Z2 - SET ZONING REQUIREMENTS FOR BIOBASEDMATERIALS & (page 96) I2 - WOOD FOR LIGHT BRIDGES AND SMALLER STRUCTURES]
Global Actions: Generate and incorporate embodied carbon reduction targets and actions into:
● the Built Environment Summit at COP26 in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Architects Declare. (Website to come mid-February)