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We organize events that

empower industry professionals to

radically reduce embodied carbon 

from buildings and infrastructure

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CLF Washington DC

CLF Washington DC is a local hub of the Carbon Leadership Forum. We organize local events that empower industry professionals to radically reduce embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure. 

A diverse mix of professionals joins our events, including architects, engineers, contractors, sustainability consultants, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers. Our events include informative presentations and interactive group discussions that address a range of topics relating to embodied carbon. We aim to build up local industry capacity to design and construct buildings and infrastructure that radically reduce embodied carbon.

CLF Washington DC is connected to the larger global network of the Carbon Leadership Forum, which brings together 5000+ professionals from 2500+ companies, 75+ countries, and 1000+ cities around the world. Our aim is to leverage our resources to promote change in our region. 

Sign up for our mailing list to learn about upcoming events, and become a member of the Carbon Leadership Forum to join the online discussion with the global CLF community.

About CLF Vancouver

What is CLF?

The Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) is accelerating the transformation of the building sector to radically reduce the embodied carbon in building materials and construction through collective action.


CLF pioneers research, creates resources, fosters cross-collaboration, and incubates member-led initiatives to bring embodied carbon emissions of buildings down to zero.


The CLF network is made up of architects, engineers, contractors, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers who care about the future and are taking bold steps to decarbonize the built environment, with a keen focus on eliminating embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure. 


Currently, the network brings together 5000+ professionals from 2500+ companies, 75+ countries, and 1000+ cities around the world

Join the Online

CLF Community

The CLF Community online platform brings together thousands of professionals from across the building industry, from over 30 countries and 100 cities around the world.

As a member, you can interact with a global network of interdisciplinary experts, where you can post questions, find resources, connect with local hubs, join focus groups, to keep track of upcoming events.  

To join the CLF Community online platform, become a member of CLF and and opt-in to join the online community when joining.

CLF Local Hubs 

CLF DC has inspired 25+ cities worldwide to start up local hubs. Check out a current listing of CLF local hubs to join.

Meet Our Co-Chairs

Rachel Nicely 

       Sustainable Program Manager, SBP

Kirsten Smith

      Sustainable Program Specialist, SBP


Upcoming Events

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DesignDC 2024: The Climate Crisis and Responsive Design

Thursday Feb 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

District Architecture Center, 421 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

Join us at the District Architecture Center for the first DesignDC symposium of 2024, where architects and designers will gain key insights on mitigating operational and embodied carbon, talking to clients about regenerative design, policy, and financial incentives and resources.

In partnership with COTEdc and CLF DC.


Past CLF Washington DC Events