All Embodied Carbon Research Briefs

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Concrete Pavements in the United States Could Absorb 5% of Cement Emissions and help fight Climate Change
Research Brief: Life Cycle Carbon Uptake of the United States Pavement Network
January 27, 2021

During a natural chemical process known as carbonation, concrete binders exposed to the air can break down and sequester atmospheric CO2....

Topic Summary: Adding Environmental Impacts into the Procurement of Building Products
January 13, 2021

Over the last two decades, governments have implemented procurement policies to ensure that the most sustainable materials are selected for construction projects. However, one tool of procurement...

Research Brief: Mitigation Solutions for GHG Emissions in New Construction
August 10, 2020

Between 2016 and 2050, the U.S. will experience unprecedented construction—enough to build New York City twenty times over. Yet, to meet emissions goals the building sector must also radically...