Help us by reviewing new proposed environmental standards for concrete use! The County of Marin, with partners from across the Bay Area, is exploring potential standards and building codes that would lower the embodied carbon in concrete use.
In 2018, the County of Marin was granted funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD)'s Climate Protection Grant Program. This project aims to reduce embodied emissions in the built environment by creating local specifications and model policies for low embodied-carbon concrete, developed through a robust regional stakeholder engagement process. The County of Marin leads the project, working in close partnership with StopWaste (Alameda County), Bruce King, Arup, and the Carbon Leadership Forum. The project proposal submitted to and funded by BAAQMD was supported by the City and County of San Francisco, County of Alameda, City of Berkeley, USGBC, and over 30 building industry companies and organizations that work in the Bay Area.
The County has released draft versions of the codes and specifications that would support the goals of the grant. We are seeking feedback from community members about the proposed draft standards, so that they can be revised prior to inclusion with updates to the County's building code in the fall. Thank you for your time and consideration - if you have any additional comments or questions, please contact Alice Zanmiller at firstname.lastname@example.org.