California’s Embodied Carbon Code May Embolden Other States
Whether you call it CalGreen, Title 24, or simply “the law,” its embodied carbon requirement is unprecedented in the U.S. We analyze the code and what might come next for other states.
California has become the first U.S. state to mandate reductions in embodied carbon, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with building materials and construction.
Both the development process and the compliance structure set important precedents for potential code changes in other states and even in national model codes.
Published September 11, 2023
Melton, P. (2023, August 29). California’s Embodied Carbon Code May Embolden Other States. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/news-analysis/california-s-embodied-carbon-code-may-embolden-other-states