Carbon Accreditation

Carbon accreditation looks at carbon sequestration, building physics, and life-cycle assessment (LCA) characteristics. LCA involves global warming potential (GWP), green-house gas (GHG) emissions, low-embodied energy, sustainability, and rural employment. LCA studies resource extraction, manufacturing, on-site construction, occupancy/maintenance, demolition, and recycling/reuse/disposal.

A few organizations have endeavored to generate a carbon sequester measurement tool, such as:

The Global Alliance for Building and Construction (, GABC) works towards the Paris Agreement Goals of limiting global warming to well below 2°C.