Source:CLF - Carbon Leadership Forum
Architects are critical to addressing the climate crisis through reducing both operational and embodied carbon on their projects.
The AIA-CLF Embodied Carbon Toolkit for Architects serves to provide architects with an overview and the necessary steps to be taken to reduce embodied carbon in their projects.
The AIA-CLF Embodied Carbon Toolkit for Architects serves to provide architects an overview and the necessary steps to be taken to reduce embodied carbon in their projects. This resource is divided into three parts, introducing the necessary steps and resources to take in reducing embodied carbon. This resource intends to empower building designers by:
- introducing embodied carbon and discussing its significance in furthering architects’ influence in decarbonizing the building industry.
- providing an understanding of measuring embodied carbon through the methodology of a life cycle assessment.
- equipping them with strategies to reduce embodied carbon in their own projects.
- incorporating additional resources for implemented strategies and tools that this resource examines.
Meghan Lewis, Monica Huang, Stephanie Carlisle, Kate Simonen