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Toronto Becomes First Jurisdiction in North America to Enact Whole-building Embodied Carbon Caps on New City-owned Buildings

On May 10, 2023, Toronto became the first North American jurisdiction to require lower-carbon construction materials, limiting embodied carbon from new municipal building construction. New […]

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Buy Clean California Publishes Embodied Carbon Limits

California has published the carbon caps that will come into effect on July 1, 2021. These caps will set an upper limit on the embodied […]

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Vancouver Releases Plan to Reduce Embodied Emissions by 40%

To date, more than 1,700 jurisdictions have declared a climate emergency. Vancouver has long been a global climate leader, adopting innovative policies and taking strong […]

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Mass Timber’s Carbon Impact

Though mass timber offers many benefits over traditional building materials, its renewable nature and negative carbon impact are perhaps the most exciting. Turning trees into […]

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Beyond Energy Efficiency

How a focus on low carbon materials can set your green building apart As energy-efficient green buildings and their associated certifications like LEED have become […]

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What is Mass Timber and Why Should Canada Lead the Industry?

When we talk about a bold new green technology that could radically transform our society, the mind goes first to renewable energies, biodegradable plastics, electric […]

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Green Stimulus: Support the economy, boost local jobs and cut carbon with upfront carbon caps on infrastructure projects

With the economy severely battered by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the government of Canada is taking unprecedented action to support Canadian workers and businesses. As […]

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Changes in LEED v4.1 make life cycle assessment and embodied carbon management more flexible

You’ve probably heard of a “LEED Building”; you may even live or work in one. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most […]

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Embodied Carbon Developments Roundup: Shifting from Reporting to Meaningful Action

Action on addressing embodied carbon has continued to grow since our last roundup blog in December 2017. Embodied carbon refers to upstream and downstream building emissions, […]

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Embodied Carbon is on Governments’ Radars with Requirements Coming

Buildings are becoming increasingly energy efficient, with “net-zero” buildings on the horizon. Most efficiency gains to-date have been operationally driven; however, building emissions don’t begin […]

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