July 2022 Meeting of the NGO/Governmental Roundtable on Embodied Carbon

CLF’s **Embodied Carbon Roundtable **has the following objectives:

  • Share news, strategic plans, resources, and tools related to embodied carbon.
  • Report planning and future dates for conferences, webinars, and meetings.
  • Inspire and facilitate ongoing communication and conversation among key leaders related to embodied carbon.
  • Encourage convergence on shared embodied carbon terminology, data standards, benchmarks, and targets for embodied carbon reduction.

Recording

Meeting date July 22. 30 attendees, 90 minute meeting
Meeting attendees from:

  • CLF - WBLCA Benchmarking Project
  • CLF – Embodied Carbon Policy Training Series
  • EcoBuild Network
  • US EPA
  • SE 2050
  • US DOE Building Technologies Office
  • Oregon DEQ (Dept. of Environmental Quality)
  • NRMCA
  • Passive House Network
  • CARE tool (ZNCC)
  • MEP 2040
  • Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition
  • US DOT Federal Highway Administration
  • Climate Positive Design
  • Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)
  • Sustainable Minds - ACLCA PCR Guidance Toolkit
  • RMI - Rocky Mountain Institute
  • We Mean Business Coalition
  • Facade Tectonics Institute
  • Building Transparency
  • USDA - Forest Products Laboratory
  • RAIC Climate Action Plan Steering Committee

Reports

  1. Brad Benke, CLF - WBLCA Benchmarking Project
    https://carbonleadershipforum.org/clf-wblca-benchmark-study-v2/

  2. Bruce King - Ecobuild Network
    https://islandpress.org/books/build-beyond-zero

  3. Daniel Macri – EPA
    www.energystar.gov/epis

  4. Frances Yang - SE 2050
    http://se2050.org

  5. Jaime Van-Mourik - US DOE Building Technologies Office
    For those interested in discussing EPD creation for alternative materials with DOE please let me know - jaime.van-mourik@ee.doe.gov

  6. Jordan Palmeri - Oregon DEQ (Dept. of Environmental Quality)
    Current Sustainable Procurement Initiatives | Portland.gov;
    Department of Environmental Quality : Executive Order 17-20 : Production and Design : State of Oregon
    Department of Environmental Quality : Sustainable Buildings for All : Production and Design : State of Oregon

  7. Katie Poss - NRMCA
    https://www.nrmca.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Top10WaysReduceConcreteCarbonFootprint.pdf

  8. Ken Levenson - Passive House Network
    https://naphnetwork.org
    PHN PHribbon - The Passive House Network

  9. Lori Ferriss - CARE tool (ZNCC)
    Join Us — Zero Net Carbon Collaboration for Existing and Historic Buildings
    this will add you to the mailing list for the ZNCC, but if you’d like to make sure to receive the invitation for the coming meeting, please email me at lori.ferriss@goodyclancy.com, and I’ll make sure you’re on there
    CARE Tool – Architecture 2030

  10. Luke Lombardi – MEP 2040
    http://mep2040.org
    https://www.refrigerantimpact.org/

  11. Marnese Jackson - Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition
    http://midwestdecarb.org
    August 11: Understanding Implicit Bias in Building Decarbonization
    MWBDC Grants Program: Participation Stipends and Empowerment Grants – Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition
    Repost: Undoing White Supremacy Culture in Building Decabonization
    Calendar – Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition

  12. Megan Kalsman, CLF – Embodied carbon Policy Training SerIes
    https://carbonleadershipforum.org/embodied-carbon-policy-educational-series/

  13. Migdalia Carrion - US DOT Federal Highway Administration
    FHWA Climate Challenge - Quantifying Emissions of Sustainable Pavements - Infrastructure - Federal Highway Administration

  14. Pamela Conrad – Climate Positive Design

  15. Patric Langevin - Natural Resources Canada (NRCAN)
    LEEP Technology Guides and Tools

  16. Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds - ACLCA PCR Guidance Toolkit
    PCR - ACLCA
    Dropbox - PCR Guidance_Carbon Leadership session_Jul22.pdf - Simplify your life
    Product Category Rules for North American Building & Construction | Transparency Catalog
    This PCR catalog is continually updated so you can always check here to find out if there’s a PCR for the product you are interested in
    Understanding the NEW carbon estimating tools for early stage building design - YouTube
    Just posted! – link to yesterday’s webinar w. Chris Magwood, Jack Rusk and Lori Ferriss explaining BEAM, EPIC and CARE carbon estimating tools for early stage building design

  17. Victor Olgyay - RMI

  18. Webly Bowles – NBI

  19. Mic Patterson – Facade Tectonics
    Facade Tectonics 2022 World Congress | Facade Tectonics Institute
    Facade Tectonics Institute World Congress - October 12-13 - Live in Los Angeles; great keynotes, the rest paper presentations, building tours, etc.

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