KL&A's 10 Strategies for reduction
Big Rocks First
Reuse Buildings & Components
More Biogenic Materials
Long Life, Loose Fit
Market Evolution & Incentives
Collaboration is a key component to successfully reducing the environmental impact of our designs and construction.
Owners, architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, universities, industry organizations -
Team Carbon Services
KL&A is the nation's premier provider of Structural Life Cycle Assessment.
We offer Embodied Carbon Impact Reports, Structural Life Cycle Assessment, Embodied Carbon education, material salvage and deconstruction consulting, material stockpile management, concrete mix design consulting and mass timber design.
For more information or to get us involved in your project reach out to Alexis Feitel at email@example.com.
KL&A's Comittment to Net Zero
KL&A was an early signatory to the SE2050 Challenge in 2020. The SE2050 Challenge is a structural engineering industry commitment to reduce embodied carbon in structures and construction to zero by 2050.
As part of our commitment, we have contributed Life Cycle Assessments to the SE2050 database and created our Embodied Carbon Action Plan, which can be downloaded below:
2022 Embodied Carbon Action Plan
Platte Fifteen Life Cycle Assessment
On behalf of Thinkwood and Woodworks, KL&A Engineers and Builders published a Life Cycle Assessment case study which illustrates the embodied carbon benefits of mass timber construction and its relationship to cost and speed of construction.
The full case study can be found here.
What is embodied carbon?
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The building and construction industry contributes 40% of global green house gas emissions.
KL&A'S Sustainability Timeline
SEEKING LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE ACCREDITATION
FORMATION OF KL&A'S TEAM CARBON
INNOVATIVE STRUCTURAL WOOD TRUSSES
Shigeru Ban Architects
Turner Construction Company
1st MASS TIMBER BUILDING IN COLORADO
LEED PLATINUM, NET ZERO
REPURPOSED OIL & GAS PIPE FOR STRUCTURE
RNL Design/Stantec Architecture, Inc.
EARNED INDIVIDUAL LIVING FUTURE ACCREDITATION