By American Society of Civil Engineers
The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute has announced the Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program (SE 2050).
The SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program provides structural engineers with the necessary tools and resources to contribute and track projects toward the vision of net-zero embodied carbon structures by 2050.
The SE 2050 Commitment Program was developed in response to the SE 2050 Challenge put forth by the Carbon Leadership Forum. In response, the SEI Sustainability Committee has been developing the first national program aimed at structural engineering firms to achieve net-zero embodied carbon structures by the year 2050.
After a structural firm formally signs onto the commitment, they will need to create an Embodied Carbon Action Plan. The firm’s ECAP will center around four main topics: An embodied carbon education plan, a reporting plan, reduction strategies and advocacy. Firms will then implement their ECAP with the support of educational resources and tools accessible through SE2050.org.
To learn more about the SE 2050 Commitment program and see the available embodied carbon resources to structural engineers, visit SE2050.org. To join the movement, structural engineering firms can commit at https://se2050.org/join-the-movement-overview/.