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Transparency is the New Green in Product Selection and Specification: Using EPDs to create actionable information about embodied carbon in construction

By Sustainable Minds on September 13, 2019

Recorded Tue, Sep 10, 12–1pm ET

Using EPDs to make decisions about which products actually have better environmental performance isn't simple. Introducing EC3.

Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3), a new tool from Carbon Leadership Forum and C-Change Labs, is a collaborative, open-source industry-led sustainability platform that helps professionals make better decisions about embodied carbon in construction, and enables supply chain accountability. EC3 is part of an integrated ecosystem of data, tools and knowledge that empowers, informs and inspires low carbon solutions. EC3 is set for formal release in the fall of 2019.

Join Terry Swack, Sustainable Minds CEO, and EC3 project leaders for a discussion on the urgency of carbon reduction in construction and the need for PCRs and EPDs to deliver better information.

Learn about

  • EC3 data methodology for comparing product performance
  • How to use EC3 to select low carbon products for projects – see a demo
  • How EC3 works and the digital data exchange strategy

Continuing Sustainable Minds’ commitment to simplify product transparency reporting, make data more understandable and meaningful and deliver easy to use and powerful tools – you will also learn about the EC3 / Sustainable Minds partnership and how embodied carbon results will be displayed in Transparency Catalog listings, with guidance for use.

Who should attend
MFRs, architects, engineers, contractors, owners, LCA professionals and industry groups who are proponents of simplification, standardization and delivering more useful and valuable environmental reporting tools.

Stacy Smedley, Skanska Kate Simonen, Aspire Sustainability
Stacy Smedley
Sustainability Director
Kate Simonen
Carbon Leadership Forum
Phil Northcott, C-Change Labs Phil Northcott
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