|Subject||Scoping Plan: Include the Reduction of Embodied Carbon NOW|
The majority of a building’s total embodied carbon is released upfront in the product stage at the beginning of a building’s life. Unlike with operational carbon, there is no chance to decrease embodied carbon with updates in efficiency after the building is constructed. There is an urgent need to address embodied carbon now to meet short-term and long-term climate targets.
Embodied carbon will be responsible for almost half of total new construction emissions between now and 2050, according to Architecture 2030. We need to get a grip on the embodied carbon now if we want to meet the climate targets by the year 2050.
The rest of the United States and the world look to California’s leadership. It is critical that CARB supports this leadership and addresses the reduction of embodied carbon in buildings NOW.
Simone Barth on behalf of the AIA California
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|Date and Time Comment Was Submitted||2022-06-24 16:40:51|
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