Embodied Carbon Guidance

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Embodied Carbon Guidance

Supporting the design of regenerative projects by providing strategies and methodologies to reduce the embodied carbon of the built environment

    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.