The Embodied Carbon Reduction Challenge Competition is now closed.


This timeline is subject to change at BE+’s discretion. View Notice of Interest Form here

Events & Trainings

BE+ will update this site with more details about the events and trainings and post registration links. Click on links to learn more and register.

Free Events available for Challenge Participants*
*Denotes event that counts toward Lead Applicant’s 3-event minimum attendance requirement.

LCA User Group | March 14th, 2024 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE

Case Studies of Winning Submissions – July 2024

Additional Trainings provided by BE+

These trainings are eligible for Commonwealth Corporation Workforce Training Fund Express Program Funding. BE+ will be adding to this over the course of the Challenge. Note: Companies must submit grant applications at least 21 days prior to the course start date.

No upcoming events at this time. Check here for additional BE+ trainings and to express interest in courses.

Past Trainings*
*Denotes event that counts toward Lead Applicant’s 3-event minimum attendance requirement.

Tips and Tricks: Tally LCA – June 27, 2023 @ 12:00pm – 1:30pm | FREE | View video recording here.*

Tips and Tricks: One Click LCA – June 29, 2023 @ 9:00am – 10:30am | FREE | View video recording here.*

BE+ Embodied Carbon Challenge Office Hours – July 12th, 2023 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE

Embodied Carbon Case Studies – July 25, 2023 @ 9:00am – 10:30am | FREE | View video recording here.*

Embodied Carbon Tools Overview – August 8, 2023 @12:00pm – 1:30pm | FREE | View video recording here.*

Tally Office Hours – October 5th, 2023 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE

How to Achieve Whole Building LCA and EPD Credits for LEED (OneClick LCA) – October 19th, 2023 @ 9:00am – 11:00am | $175

Buildings & Carbon –  November 2, 2023 @ 9:00am – 1:00pm | $350

Tools for Building Life-Cycle Assessment (Tally) – November 9th, 2023 @ 1:00pm-5:00pm | $350

One Click LCA Office Hours – November 15th, 2023 @ 9:30am – 10:30am | FREE

LCA User Group | December 13th, 2023 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE

LCA User Group | January 10th, 2024 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE

ECC Office Hours | January 24th, 2024 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE

“Easy” Wins for Embodied Carbon Reduction | January 31st, 2024 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE | View video recording here.*

LCA User Group | February 7th, 2024 @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | FREE

Embodied Carbon in Concrete and Wood – February 8th @ 3:00 – 5:00pm | $175


Questions should be directed to BE+ will update this Q&A over the course of the Challenge.

Events & Trainings

Q: Do you have to complete the express interest form to attend the education programs?
A: You do not need to complete the express interest for to attend the education programs. The sessions are available to all.


Q: Competition participation requires the lead applicant attend at least 3 of the BE+ events or trainings.  Does the same employee need to attend at least 3 of the designated related trainings or could it be 3 different employees attending 3 different designated related training?
A: You can send different employees to the 3 trainings.


Q: Will the trainings be recorded to be viewed at a later time and will watching later count towards the 3 events / trainings requirement?
A: Yes, the free events will be recorded and available to view later.  You must complete a short quiz after viewing and submit to BE+ to meet the attendance requirement.


About MassCEC

MassCEC is a state economic development agency dedicated to accelerating the growth of the clean energy sector across the Commonwealth to spur job creation, deliver statewide environmental benefits and to secure long-term economic growth for the people of Massachusetts. MassCEC works to increase the adoption of clean energy while driving down costs and delivering financial, environmental, and economic development benefits to energy users and utility customers across the state.

MassCEC’s mission is to accelerate the clean energy and climate solution innovation that is critical to meeting the Commonwealth’s climate goals, advancing Massachusetts’ position as an international climate leader while growing the state’s clean energy economy. MassCEC is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization where everyone is welcomed, supported, respected, and valued. We are committed to incorporating principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and environmental justice in all aspects of our work in order to promote the equitable distribution of the health and economic benefits of clean energy and support a diverse and inclusive clean energy industry. MassCEC strives to lead and innovate in equitable clean energy and climate solutions.

Fine Print

This Solicitation does not commit BE+ or MassCEC to award any funds, pay any costs incurred in preparing an application, or procure or contract for services or supplies. BE+ reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications received, waive minor irregularities in submittal requirements, modify the anticipated timeline, request modification of the application, negotiate with all qualified Applicants, cancel or modify the Solicitation in part or in its entirety, or change the application guidelines, when it is in its best interests.

This Solicitation has been distributed electronically using BE+’s website. It is the responsibility of Applicants to check the website for any addenda or modifications to a Solicitation to which they intend to respond. BE+ accepts no liability and will provide no accommodation to Applicants who submit an application based on an out-of-date Solicitation document.