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BuildingTransparency EC3

Embodied Carbon in Construction.

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) is a free and easy to use tool that allows benchmarking, assessment and reductions in embodied carbon, focused on the upfront supply chain emissions of construction materials. The EC3 tool utilizes building material quantities from construction estimates and/or BIM models and a robust database of digital, third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Powered by this data, the EC3 tool can be implemented in both the design and procurement phases of a construction project to look at a project’s overall embodied carbon emissions, enabling the specification and procurement of the low carbon options.



  • Find and compare low-carbon materials by category, performance, location, and manufacturer.
  • Analyze the embodied carbon impact of materials in a building by Uniformat or Masterformat, and spotlight the largest carbon savings.
  • Use your Procore credentials to log into EC3 and get reports directly deposited to your Procore documents folder.

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Procore Tools and Permissions

  • Documents tool - standard permissions
  • Portfolio tool - standard permissions

Subscriptions and Licensing

  • Free account on


Installation Instructions

  • During installation, Procore will ask you to create a configuration and give it a title. This title is the name that appears under 'Apps'. The simplest method is to select "Global Projects Config" and set a title like "EC3 on BuildingTransparency". This will enable EC3 for all projects in your org. Selecting one or more projects will enable EC3 for only those projects.
  • See also: EC3+Procore

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