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The CARE Tool Has Officially Launched!

Screenshot of CARE Tool interface

Architecture 2030, in collaboration with Siegel & Strain Architects and Goody Clancy, has formally launched the CARE (Carbon Avoided Retrofit Estimator) Tool to enable owners, communities, and design teams to quickly quantify the carbon benefits—and understand the value of reuse.

Building reuse represents a significant opportunity to avoid carbon emissions in the critical near term, but until recently, quantifying the carbon “savings” in a retrofit or reuse versus new construction has been arduous, often fraught with inaccuracy, and lacking in standardized methodology.

The CARE Tool will empower higher education institutions to incorporate building reuse into their climate action planning by offering a simple way to quantify the environmental impacts of reuse as a mitigation and adaptation strategy.
Lori Ferriss, AIA, PE, LEED AP BD+C
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