The US federal government is the largest single purchaser of building construction materials in the United States. RMI’s new roadmap charts a path to achieving zero embodied carbon from federal buildings projects by 2050 and quantifies the emissions reduction benefits of low-carbon building and material programs. With momentum from the Inflation Reduction Act, which includes more than $5 billion to incentivize the use of low-carbon building materials in public projects, the time is ripe for federal action on embodied carbon.

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