After being open for a year, the competition is finally closed and the entries are in.


MassCEC has engaged Built Environment Plus (BE+) to conduct an Embodied Carbon Reduction Challenge for actual new construction and major renovation projects in process or built in Massachusetts.

Events & Trainings

BE+ hosted a series of events and trainings including an overview of embodied carbon tools for different design phases, tips and tricks for Tally LCA and One Click LCA, case studies and more.

Resources & Tools

BE+ provided licenses for participants (one shareable license per Lead Applicant) for Tally LCA ($695 value) or One Click LCA
($1250 value).

Unlike operational carbon emissions, which can be reduced over time with building energy efficiency renovations and renewable energy, embodied carbon emissions from building materials have irreversibly entered the atmosphere as soon as a building is built. That means the upfront building material choices are critically impactful. And as new construction operations become more efficient, embodied carbon impacts become even more significant. On current trajectories, Architecture 2030 estimates embodied carbon will be responsible for almost half of total new construction emissions between 2020 and 2050.

Submissions Portal

Have you been working to reduce embodied carbon on a project? Submit your project for award consideration. Download the ECC Submissions Guide below. This document walks you through the submissions process and outlines the steps to submit a complete application. When you’re ready, submit your project through the ECC Submissions Form. The deadline for submissions is April 3rd, 2024.


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

Challenge Submissions Due on April 3, 2024









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.