This document provides rigorous and authentic practices and methodologies that help draw a common understanding of embodied carbon. This guidance seeks to help project teams:
Understand what embodied carbon is and where it exists within their projects
Identify big moves teams can take to drastically reduce the impacts of their projects
Quantify the reductions made within their projects by using certain tools and methodologies
The Embodied Carbon Guidance document leads projects through the process of embodied carbon evaluation and reduction for both the Zero Carbon Certification and the Living Building Challenge 4.0 Energy Petal.