Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator

PUBLIC BETA launch on Nov 19th

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The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, is a free and easy to use tool that allows benchmarking, assessment and reductions in embodied carbon, focused on the upfront supply chain emissions of construction materials. The EC3 tool has been incubated at the Carbon Leadership Forum with input from nearly 50 industry partners, and utilizes building material quantities from construction estimates and/or BIM models and a robust database of digital, third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Powered by this data, the EC3 tool can be implemented in both the design and procurement phases of a construction project to look at a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions, enabling the specification and procurement of the low carbon options.

The EC3 tool also allows owners, green building certification programs and policymakers to assess supply chain data in order to create EPD requirements, and set embodied carbon limits and reductions, at the construction material and project scale.

The tool and its subsequent effect on the industry is driving demand for low-carbon solutions and incentivizing construction materials manufacturers and suppliers to invest in disclosure, transparency and material innovations that reduce the carbon emissions of their products.

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EC3 Main functions

Find & Compare Materials

Simple sorting and visualization of supply chain specific EPD data, with the ability to see material category baselines and set material category targets.

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Plan & Compare Buildings

Simple visualization of a project's potential and realized embodied carbon emissions, with the ability to see conservative baselines and set achievable reduction targets.

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Declare Your Products

Digital EPD platform and EPD automation. View specific EPD data per product in a standardized digital format.

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Verify & Audit

Audit and verify digital EPDs, if you are a Program Operators/LCA Practitioners responsible for third-party verified EPDs.

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