Innovations & Integrations (Community of Practice)

Friday 1 April 2022

EC3 Carbon Calculator

Bulding Transparency is a result of nearly 50 industry partners coming together, to develop the Embodied Carbon in Construction calculator (EC3). EC3 was initially created by Stacy Smedley of Skanska and Phil Northcott of C Change Labs. Initial funding and piloting came from Microsoft, MKA Foundation, Charles Pankow Foundation, Interface, and Skanska USA. The Carbon Leadership Forum incubated the tool up to public beta launch in November 2019.

In early 2020, Building Transparency was established as a new Washington State nonprofit to continue the management and development of the EC3 tool, as well as provide the resources and education necessary to ensure its adoption. BuildingTransparency has continued to develop EC3 in collaboration with its industry and AEC profession partners, and has expanded its offerings to cover other essential gaps required to address embodied carbon's role in climate change.

openEPD is an open data format for passing digital third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) among Program Operators, EPD Databases, Life Cycle Analysis tools, design tools, reporting, and procurement.

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