Design Futures Council


Donald Davies


President, Magnusson Klemencic Associates (MKA)

Collective Action: Lessons Learned

Don Davies shares a chronology of one group’s progress towards a climate-conscious future —the development of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3)

The tipping point for climate change action has arrived. Things are moving faster in some places than others, but our clients are asking for action with greater frequency and our need to respond is accelerating. Tackling this world challenge is a positive sign for our industry, in part because of the effect it will have on how we choose to work together in the future. Collaborative, non-duplicative efforts are the only way we can achieve the rate of progress needed to meet such challenges. To share an example, the advancement of current industry actions on embodied carbon offers notable lessons.

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