It was recently brought to my attention that CarbonCure sells its carbon sequestration as a carbon offset to third parties.
That means when we use CarbonCure on a project, the carbon savings of that technology does not actually get retired with the building… it goes on to be retired by a third party that purchase it as an offset from CarbonCure.
This to me causes a major discrepency in carbon accounting. If we document the carbon sequestration from CarbonCure in our whole building LCA and then that carbon sequestration is sold to a third party, it is technology double counted.
How is the CLF community approaching this? I have started to alert our clients about this as I do not want them to get caught in a greenwashing scandal.