Architects Institute Publishes Policy Document on Carbon

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Large Firm Round Table (LFRT) has published new guidelines titled, Countdown on Carbon, calling for a significant commitment by members to respond to climate change in the built environment. First presented at the CarbonPositive’20 conference in March, the policy document calls on members to become signatories of the AIA 2030 Commitment; to report firm benchmarks, advocate for building reuse, include embodied carbon as a key factor when selecting materials and propose best practices to consider such as reducing cement use, avoiding foam insulation and designing with mass timber.

Build With Strength, a coalition of NRMCA, promotes concrete construction through communications, project promotion, education and advocacy, can help leverage policies to help place more concrete. For more information contact Tien Peng at or 206-913-8535.

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