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California has always been a leader in health and environmental initiatives; it was the first state to have a statewide smoking ban, and it has one of the strictest air pollution requirements in the U.S. after Assembly Bill 32 was passed in 2006. This mode of thinking has also carried over into the construction industry as well. The City of San Francisco is now contemplating requiring the carbon footprint be calculated for any new public building being built. In order for the concrete industry to calculate our carbon footprint, we need an easy to use tool that can be used accurately and reliably. Currently there are several international and domestic groups working on developing standards that concrete producers can use to develop the necessary tools that will be needed in the future. This presentation will highlight one such standard being developed by the Carbon Leadership Forum from the University of Washington and show how this standard is being used by a producer in the Bay Area to accurately report their carbon footprint.