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EMBODIED CARBON
& SUSTAINABILITY

Team Carbon

KL&A's 10 Strategies for reduction

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Start NOW
Big Rocks First
Innovate
Reuse Buildings & Components
More Biogenic Materials
Less Cement
Long Life, Loose Fit
Cost Matters
Market Evolution & Incentives
Open-Source Effort

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  - 

LET'S Collaborate

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 teamcarbon@klaa.com.

KL&A's Comittment to Net Zero

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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 here.

Platte Fifteen Life Cycle Assessment
Case Study

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.

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What is embodied carbon?

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The building and construction industry contributes 40% of global green house gas emissions.

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KL&A'S Sustainability Timeline

2022

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SEEKING LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE ACCREDITATION

2022

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PRODUCED 50 STRUCTURAL LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENTS TO DATE

2019

FORMATION OF KL&A'S TEAM CARBON

2019

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TALLEST MASS TIMBER OFFICE BUILDING IN COLORADO

OZ Architecture

A&P Construction

2014

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INNOVATIVE STRUCTURAL WOOD TRUSSES

Shigeru Ban Architects

Turner Construction Company

2014

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LEED PLATINUM

1st MASS TIMBER BUILDING IN COLORADO

4240 Architecture

PCL Construction

2008

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LEED PLATINUM

CLB Architects

GE Johnson Construction

2021

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MASS TIMBER LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT CASE STUDY

Think Wood

WoodWorks

2010

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LEED PLATINUM, NET ZERO
REPURPOSED OIL & GAS PIPE FOR STRUCTURE

RNL Design/Stantec Architecture, Inc.

Haselden Construction

2009

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Carter & Burgess

New Design Construction

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