Submit Your Proposal for Incubation

Do you have a great idea for a project or initiative to reduce embodied carbon emissions in built environments? Could the CLF Network provide the magic your idea needs to make a difference? The CLF's Incubation Committee is considering incubation for a limited number of projects, initiatives, or tools that fit our criteria and capacity. Incubation may include providing advice, verification, connections, and/or publication on the CLF web site and in other media. To be eligible for incubation, your project must:

  • Align with the mission and goals of the Carbon Leadership Forum.
  • Be viable (either come with necessary funds/resources or attract them should CLF incubation happen).
  • Attract strong or necessary partners.
  • Meet a clearly articulated need and produce real outcomes.

This form requires you to upload 3 PDF files: 1) Project Description (1000 words or less); 2) Schedule & Budget; 3) Letter of Support from a CLF member not directly related to the project articulating its value.

Finally, you must be an active member of the CLF network of members, sponsors, and partners. If you see a match, please fill out and submit this form! Our ability to say yes will depend on the quality of your idea, the level of detail provided with the request, and the alignment with our resources and bandwidth to help.

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A few sentences to sum up your project and its purpose. Is it a research project, an initiative, a software tool, a conference, curricula?
Upload your PDF file with a one-page description. Tell us about your project: Alignment with CLF Mission | Need met | Your schedule | Future budget | How CLF can help | Partners needed | What success looks like
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Upload your PDF file outlining the development schedule and proposed budget for your proposal.
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Allowed file types: pdf.
Upload your PDF letter of support from a CLF member not directly related to the project articulating the value. A project with multiple letters/signatories will help indicate broad support, and a strong candidate for CLF Incubation should be supported by at least three individuals in different organizations.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Briefly describe the costs, labor, or other resources being requested of CLF. What help do you need? Verification? Evaluation? Endorsement? Advice? Marketing/communications? Fundraising ideas? Publication on the CLF website? Connection to partners and allies? How long do you think you'll need this help? Months? Years? Ongoing?
What will be the specific outputs of your project? For example, a white paper, a webinar, survey results, curriculum, a software tool, a conference, a press release?
What measurable impact will your project have in furthering the CLF mission to decarbonize built environments?
Volunteer hours? Finances? Intellectual property? Relationships that might be helpful?
Our mission is to eliminate embodied carbon in buildings and infrastructure by inspiring innovation and spurring change through collective action.
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