Mar 21, 2021
What if we could use open-source software
development principles to reverse climate change?
That is exactly what Chris Neidl and The Open Air
Collective has done through their Direct Air Carbon Capture (DACC)
projects and their leadership in crafting the New York State Low
Embodied Carbon Concrete Leadership Act (LECCLA).
LECCLA is new legislation that would require all of the state’s
agencies to include climate impact in their selection criteria for
concrete procurement. The more sustainable a concrete provider’s
bid is, the more likely it will be to win the
This is a big deal. As the single largest purchaser
of concrete in NY, the state’s collective buying power could
kickstart a market transformation, creating significant demand for
low carbon concrete while broadening its availability in the
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