GSA Pilots Buy Clean Inflation Reduction Act Requirements for Low Embodied Carbon Construction Materials
May 19, 2023
The General Services Administration (GSA) announced a six-month pilot of new requirements for the procurement of substantially lower embodied carbon construction materials for eleven GSA projects funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).
The GSA’s new requirements are based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Interim Determination, which sets global warming potential limits for asphalt, concrete, glass and steel. These materials are the most carbon-intensive materials prioritized by the federal interagency Buy Clean Task Force.