Chris Magwood

Manager, Embodied Carbon, RMI


Chris Magwood joined the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Embodied Carbon initiative within RMI’s Carbon-Free Buildings team in 2022. He works with many levels of government to develop embodied carbon benchmarks and policies, and helps developers and builders move toward zero carbon construction.

In 2019, he helped establish Builders for Climate Action, and has been leading development of the BEAM carbon estimator tool for low-rise construction.

From 2011-2022, Chris was a director and teacher at The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school.

Chris has authored seven books on sustainable building. His new book, Building Beyond Zero: New Ideas for Carbon-Smart Architecture, is co-authored with Bruce King and published by Island Press.