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AGC releases decarbonization playbook to help assess, track, reduce GHG emissions

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AGC releases decarbonization playbook to help assess, track, reduce GHG emissions

The playbook outlines a process to confirm who should be accountable for various carbon emissions.


By AGC | April 26, 2024
Image by Alexa from Pixabay

Image by Alexa from Pixabay

The Associated General Contractors of America released a new, first-of-its-kind, decarbonization playbook designed to help firms assess, track, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions on projects.

The AGC Playbook on Decarbonization and Carbon Reporting in the Construction Industry is part of the association’s efforts to make sure construction firms play a leading role in crafting carbon-reduction measures for the industry, according to an AGC news release. The new resource outlines a four-step process firms can follow to work with partners to confirm who should be accountable for various carbon emissions associated with a construction project.

It also provides guidance on how to document who is accountable for emissions to limit surprises and risks for all the players involved in a project. The playbook includes resources to help firms calculate the carbon footprint of their projects including the carbon emissions related to the manufacture of key materials like concrete, steel, asphalt, and flat glass.

It also lays out ways for firms to track and report emissions related to the construction process such as carbon emissions from transporting materials and operating equipment on the jobsite.

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