Procore integrates Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator
By Adam FreillGreen Construction Software
Software firm aims to drive sustainability across the construction industry.
Construction management software firm Procore Technologies has announced a new integration with Building Transparency, a non-profit organization addressing the construction industry’s role in climate change, that will allow Procore users to leverage the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) in an effort to drive sustainability across the global construction industry.
The World Green Building Council estimates that construction materials account for approximately 11 per cent of global carbon emissions. To address Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and sustainable building practices, the EC3 tool is a free database that calculates the embodied carbon emissions associated with design and material procurement, ultimately helping specialty contractors, general contractors and owners reduce embodied carbon emissions in construction.
Through the integration of the calculator, Procore is aiming to provide users the opportunity, and the tools, to benchmark and assess their carbon footprint, which will help companies realize their sustainability targets and reduce carbon emissions.
“We are thrilled to provide our customers around the globe access to the Embodied Carbon in Construction (EC3) tool,” said Tooey Courtemanche, Procore founder and CEO. “As a dedicated partner to the construction industry, it is our responsibility to support the growing need for sustainable building. Our partnership with Building Transparency and the new EC3 integration reinforces our vision of improving the lives of everyone in construction and the communities we serve.”
“Our partnership with Procore is a great step forward in educating our industry on the importance of reducing embodied carbon emissions and the tools already available to do so,” said Stacy Smedley, executive director of Building Transparency. “EC3 enables the industry to measure and understand the carbon footprint of their projects and set reduction targets to begin to address our collective impact on climate change.”