16 May '17, 11am

Great to see - @RICSnews' whole life carbon professional statement out for consultation @carbonprofiling

Presently, there are several methodologies used across the built environment, which has resulted in inconsistencies and confusion around whole life carbon figures. A research project, funded by InnovateUK, has carried out a detailed analysis of current methods for calculating whole life carbon, and has produced a refined methodology for calculating it consistently. The research was conducted by a consortium led by Simon Sturgis of Sturgis Carbon Profiling with a working group featuring UK-GBC and some of its members including: Arup, Faithful + Gould, Laing O’Rourke, Land Securities and University of Cambridge. Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at UK-GBC said: “UK-GBC’s vision for a decarbonised built environment requires the industry to address both embodied and operational carbon. Whole life carbon measurement recognises the significance of both of these factors and can pr...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/news/rics-whole-life-carbon-professi...

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