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Buy Clean Washington Study

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Overview of key study information and results at a high levelDownloadBriefing to representatives of the state of WAPresentation by Kate Simonen (CLF Director / Project Leader) to the House Capital Budget Committee (02/22/19)Watch videoComplete reportCompilation of work to develop embodied carbon policy options and recommendations for Washington StateDownloadChapter 1 IntroductionSummarizes the history of the Buy Clean Washington bill and describes the instructions for the studyDownloadChapter 2: Policy ReviewSummarizes international policies, programs and initiatives with embodied carbon components and distills common themesDownloadChapter 3: Technical ReviewThoroughly analyzes key building materials for their carbon impact and makes recommendations on how to advance environmental data development in the supply chain such as EPDs in WashingtonDownloadChapter 4: Pilot StudyPresents the pilot projects used for this study and suggests a method of data collection in the pilot studyDownloadChapter 5: Policy AssessmentProvides a comprehensive analysis of California's Buy Clean guidelines, a framework for developing the Buy Clean guidelines for Washington state, and a list of recommended investments Washington state might make to address carbon in the facilitate public procurementDownloadAppendix A: Buy Clean WA LegislationOfficial government documentation for Buy Clean WashingtonDownloadAppendix B: Supplementary Pilot MaterialsSuggested template for model specifications and template for reporting the amount of structural materialDownloadAppendix C: ResourcesCollection of educational information compiled by the research team to provide high-level resources for US-based politiciansDownload