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U.S. Green Building Council and RMI Partner to Develop Embodied Carbon Guidelines

To answer questions about embodied carbon emissions and outline key actions to accelerate the decarbonization of the United States building construction sector, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and RMI (founded as Rocky Mountain Institute) released the report “Driving Action on Embodied Carbon in Buildings.”

According to USGBC, USGBC and RMI’s work will address embodied carbon emissions from building materials and be used to inform the regular development process for LEED v5, the next version of USGBC’s LEED rating system. Updates on the development of LEED v5will be shared this week at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington, D.C. LEED is the premier green building rating system that sets standards for sustainable building design, construction and operations. RMI brings deep expertise in embodied carbon to the table through its multi-year Embodied Carbon Initiative and is collaborating with USGBC to ensure that the approaches taken have as much impact as possible across the real estate industry.

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