Act Now on Carbon – October 8th Deadline

Join Atelier Ten and other AEC firms and organizations in support of the NY State Low Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act!

AEC firms can formally support this bill as a signatory to the memo of support, which will be circulated to legislators this month in preparation for when the bill goes to session in January. If interested in signing, please contact Chris Neidl, by end of day Thursday, October 8th, 2020.

The LECCLA legislation establishes a climate impact-based standard for concrete procurement for New York State agencies and departments. This is accomplished through a pricing mechanism that requires consideration of the global warming potential (GWP) of concrete mixes through performance based targets. This is made possible through a tax credit for all concrete manufacturers in the state so that they will publish Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). It is extremely exciting new legislation and will play a huge part in moving the NY market toward a lower embodied carbon future.

Atelier Ten has chosen to support the bill to advocate for low embodied carbon concrete and encourage more EPDs and greater transparency on environmental impacts from our concrete suppliers.