We empower industry professionals to radically reduce embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure
CLF Bengaluru is a local hub of the Carbon Leadership Forum. Creating a movement to empower professionals to decarbonize and reduce embodied carbon from the built environment.
We aim to create a movement among the various stakeholders who shape our built environment whether they be architects, engineers, contractors, sustainability consultants, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers to move towards decarbonization. We aim to build up local industry capacity to design and construct buildings and infrastructure that radically reduce embodied carbon. This goal is carried out through various member-led initiatives, research groups, groundwork activism, events, and information dissemination as well as providing a platform for discourse on related topics to help frame policy and raise awareness to name a few methods.
CLF Bengaluru is connected to the larger global network of the Carbon Leadership Forum, which brings together 5000+ professionals from 2500+ companies, 75+ countries, and 1000+ cities around the world. Our launch as the first CLF local hub of India aims to motivate change and help self regulate the built environment.
Decarbonizing the Built Environemnt through collective effort via
Carbon Leadership Forum
The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is accelerating the transformation of the building sector to radically reduce the embodied carbon in building materials and construction through collective action.
The CLF network is made up of architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers who care about the future and are taking bold steps to decarbonize the built environment, with a keen focus on eliminating embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure.
Currently, the network brings together 5000+ professionals from 2500+ companies, 75+ countries, and 1000+ cities around the world
join the online CLF COMMUNITY
The CLF Community online platform brings together thousands of professionals from across the building industry, from over 30 countries and 100 cities around the world.
As a member, you can interact with a global network of interdisciplinary experts, where you can post questions, find resources, connect with local hubs, join focus groups, to keep track of upcoming events.
To join the CLF Community online platform, become a member of CLF and opt-in to join the online community when joining.
CLF Local Hubs
Carbon Leadership Forum has multiple Hubs across the world with CLF Bengaluru being the first of its kind in India and only the second in the asian Subcontinent.
With the common goal of bringing grass root change CLF Hubs work in tandem with the overall CLF Agendas and provide an international community of professionals all aiming at the betterment of the built environment
Check out a current listing of CLF local hubs or apply to start a local hub in your region.
CLF Bengaluru Launch Event
The CLF Bengaluru Launch event was graced by various personnel representing the complete building industry. From industry experts to educationists to manufacturers and students, the complete event was a great kickstart to a hub geared towards collective action graced by informative keynote speakers and invigorating panel discussions.
The event was supported by various Indian bodies such as the GRIHA Council, IGBC India and Karnataka Chapter, IIA Karnataka Chapter to name a few.
Check out our speakers and panelists in the gallery section to get a better insight into the events success.
Scale of Embodied Carbon Emissions
Globally, the building and construction sectors account for nearly 40% of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in constructing and operating buildings (including the impacts of upstream power generation). Current building codes address operating energy but do not typically address the impacts ‘embodied’ in building materials and products. However, more than half of all GHG emissions are related to materials management (including material extraction and manufacturing) when aggregated across industrial sectors. As building operations become more efﬁcient, these embodied impacts related to producing building materials become increasingly signiﬁcant.
Significance of Embodied Carbon
Between now and 2060 the world’s population will be doubling the amount of building floor-space, equivalent to building an entire New York City every month for 40 years. Much of the carbon footprint of these new buildings will take the form of embodied carbon — the emissions associated with building material manufacturing and construction.
Embodied carbon will be responsible for almost half of the total new construction emissions between now and 2050.
Unlike operational carbon emissions, which can be reduced over time with building energy efficiency renovations and the use of renewable energy, embodied carbon emissions have irreversibly entered the atmosphere as soon as a building is built.