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CLF British Columbia is British Columbia's Centre of Excellence for low carbon building design.

We seek to accelerate the reduction of embodied carbon in buildings, through the growth of knowledge, promotion of best practices, and fostering collaboration. 

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CLF British Columbia

About CLF Vancouver


CLF British Columbia (formerly CLF Vancouver) is a local hub of the Carbon Leadership Forum, established in 2019. CLF British Columbia is a program area of ZEBx, the Zero Emissions Building Exchange, which is part of the Metro Vancouver Zero Emissions Innovation Centre (ZEIC).CLF British Columbia has been a role model for other CLF regional hubs across the world and has played a key role in the City of Vancouver’s efforts to significantly reduce embodied carbon for new buildings by 2030.


CLF British Columbia's reach has grown to extend beyond the Metro Vancouver region, and in 2022, with funding from the City of Vancouver and Forestry Innovation Investment, CLF British Columbia was adopted as a program area of ZEBx.  We will continue to provide events that empower industry professionals to radically reduce embodied carbon from buildings and infrastructure. Additionally, we will provide resources, tools, and platforms to facilitate and accelerate the reduction of embodied carbon in our built environment.


Our events and resources are aimed at a diverse mix of professionals, including architects, engineers, general contractors, home builders, sustainability consultants, material suppliers, building owners, and policymakers. We host monthly events, including webinars and in-person networking events. Our webinars and resources include educational presentations, case studies, low-carbon guides, and interactive group discussions that address a range of topics relating to embodied carbon. We aim to increase local industry capacity to design and construct buildings and infrastructure that radically reduce embodied carbon. Our resources page will be updated regularly throughout the year, and updates will be shared via our monthly newsletter.

CLF British Columbia 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. Since our first event in April 2019, we have organized 20+ events, built up a local network of 400+ professionals, and inspired 25+ cities around the world to create CLF local hubs.

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.

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 British Columbia has inspired 25+ cities worldwide to start up local hubs.

Our founder Anthony Pak is also currently serving as one of the CLF Regional Hub Directors, supporting local hubs in Western North America, Asia, and Australia.

Check out a current listing of CLF local hubs or apply to start a local hub in your region.


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