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About us and embodied carbon

Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF)

The Carbon Leadership Forum is a group originating from the University of Washington focused on accelerating transformation of the building sector to radically reduce and ultimately eliminate the embodied carbon footprint of building materials and construction. The group is pioneering research, creating resources, and incubating member-led initiatives around this shared goal. The group comprises of architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers who care about the future and work collaboratively taking bold steps together for greatest collective impact.

To learn more, visit the CLF website and join the CLF Community.

CLF San Francisco Bay Area

(Formerly Embodied Carbon Network Bay Area)

The Embodied Carbon Network was initially an online community administered by the CLF with the aim to promote broader discussions and education around embodied carbon world-wide. While the broader CLF Community functions as a world-wide, virtual knowledge-sharing platform, there has also been an increased interest in local CLF groups that would bring people together for in-person discussions, events, and support on-the-ground initiatives most relevant to each region. The Bay Area group was started in the fall of 2019 and aims to bring together like-minded people in the San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, San Mateo, and other nearby areas. The group is run by local volunteers and is always looking for help - if you would like to help out with planning, organizing or sponsoring events, please reach out

You can also reach out directly to any of our current organizing committee members:

  • Vaclav Hasik, Building Transparency

  • Miya Kitahara, StopWaste

  • Massey Burke, CASBA

  • Christine Tiffin, Arup

  • Anish Tilak, RMI

  • Megan Kalsman, CLF

Are you new to Embodied Carbon?

Our friend Chris Magwood can tell you more about it!

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