A newly formed Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) task force on decarbonization and carbon reporting will address the challenges around reporting and reducing carbon emissions in the construction industry.
The group aims to standardize carbon reporting by developing an industry guidebook and educational resources on decarbonization best practices. The task force is part of AGC’s climate change initiative, which aims to shape climate change policies that impact the construction industry, while reducing the industry’s environmental impact.
The initiative’s founding members include Skanska, Clark, DPR, and Ryan Companies. Additional members now include Granite, Kiewit, Mortenson, and Turner.
“The committee will develop a guidebook to help contractors understand how to calculate and report emissions, and how to set actionable goals as they play an instrumental role in addressing climate change,” says Myrrh Caplan, national vice president of sustainability at Skanska USA Building and chair of the AGC Task Force on Decarbonization and Carbon Reporting. “We look forward to being part of a process that reduces the industry’s environmental impact and creates more resilient communities.”