mindful MATERIALS: Climate Health

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Embodied carbon is an increasingly urgent consideration: massive emissions from manufacturing concrete, steel, foam, gypsum board, and other building products are happening right now. Some products save energy and carbon during building operation. Our resources help you minimize the use of the worst offenders and support climate health by preferring products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester more carbon than emitted.

mindful MATERIALS: Climate Health

Deep Dives

Get up to speed on complex topics. You can also earn CEUs and download PDF Spotlight Reports.

Quick Takes

Jump straight to the essentials with these short explanations of green building concepts.

  • Understanding Emission Scopes in the GHG Protocol


    The GHG Protocol’s three emission scopes acknowledge the complexities of supply and demand while also encouraging sector-wide alignment, consistent transparency, and support for science-based decarbonization targets. 

  • Demystifying Climate Change Lingo: From Scope 3 to SSP


    Climate change is complicated, and the terminology can also be hard to decipher. Here’s a short glossary of a few relevant terms.

  • Neutralizing the Downsides of Concrete


     Concrete is a durable and necessary building material, but its carbon footprint is huge. Here’s a rundown of concrete’s tradeoffs and some solutions. 

  • Glazing Performance Metrics


    A few key metrics are important for understanding the thermal performance of glazing units used in curtainwalls and windows.

Product Guidance

Unbiased information from our product experts helps you separate green from greenwash.

In The News

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Thought-provoking opinions from the most trusted minds in sustainability.

Learning Resources

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