Building Transparency Tech & Construction Partners

Building Transparencya nonprofit organization that provides open access data and tools to foster a better building future, today announces its latest Pilot Partners, who are driving material transparency and making it easier to make low-carbon procurement decisions. Support from this global technology and building industry leaders demonstrates going interest and awareness of the importance of addressing the impact of embodied carbon emissions within the built environment sector in the fight against climate change.

“As we continue to grow the roster of Pilot Partnership companies for our cornerstone tool, the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3), our confidence grows that the business sector at large understands the importance of making green procurement decisions when it comes to our buildings,” said Stacy Smedley, Executive Director of Building Transparency. “The latest list of Pilot Partners demonstrates the growing awareness of embodied carbon emissions and their impact, with new global organizations signing on and others extending their partnership from last year. It’s promising to see this support and learn how these companies will be driving the trend of clean construction.”

The new Pilot Partners are:

  • AISC/AISI
  • Cove.tool
  • Meta
  • Multiplex
  • Obayashi
  • Procore
  • RIB Schneider
  • Trammell Crow
  • Vinyl Siding Institute

In addition, Lehigh Hanson, Perkins&Will, Turner Construction and ZGF Architects renewed their Pilot Partnership for the year, signaling their continued prioritization of open-access data and tools for decarbonizing the building sector.

The following companies continued their Lead Partnerships, and work closely with the nonprofit to inform and provide feedback on the EC3 tool and its development, as well as other programs and initiatives that Building Transparency is working on:

  • Amazon
  • Autodesk
  • Breakthrough Energy
  • Interface
  • Microsoft
  • Skanska

As partners, these organizations are driving the continued support and development of EC3, a free and easy to use tool that allows benchmarking, assessment, and reductions in embodied carbon, and focuses on the upfront supply chain emissions of construction materials. The partnership enables companies to support material transparency, while also improving carbon accounting efforts to make it easier to set and achieve emission reduction targets for our built spaces.

Learn more about EC3 and becoming a Partner at the following link: buildingtransparency.org.

About Building Transparency

Building Transparency is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides open access data and tools that support broad and swift action across the building industry in addressing embodied carbon’s role in climate change. Formed in 2020, Building Transparency hosts, manages and maintains the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool, which provides thousands of digitized EPDs in a free, open-source database, and Tally, the nonprofit’s Life Cycle Assessment Tool. Building Transparency strives to provide the resources and education necessary to promote adoption of the EC3 tool, including through the official materialsCAN program, and works with global policymakers to shape a better building future.

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