Tag: whole life carbon

New guidance on retrofitting large offices finds missed opportunities for energy saving

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched new guidance on retrofitting large office buildings, which it says reframes retrofit as an iterative process rather than as a standalone project

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RICS consults on whole-life carbon assessment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is reaching out via consultation to both its 130,000 members and those working in the built environment worldwide, to provide feedback on the second edition of the RICS Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment. The updated methodology, which was first developed in 2017, will provide a […]

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Future Homes Hub publishes embodied carbon report

The Future Homes Hub has released a report addressing the embodied and whole life carbon emissions in the construction and maintenance of buildings. The report outlines a plan to take industry from 2023 to 2025, when the Future Homes Standard is introduced, and will bring homebuilders, manufacturers, expert and government organisations together to: develop the tools […]

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Government considering proposals on whole-life carbon for buildings

The government is considering proposals from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on decarbonising the built environment. The EAC report, Building to net zero: costing carbon in construction, published in May 2022, said the proposal has the potential to address the source of 25% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. The government has said it will […]

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Whole life carbon needs to be regulated to meet net zero, says research from the University of Sheffield

Dr Danielle Densley Tingley, an expert in low carbon engineering at the University, has called for whole life carbon – the emissions generated from the construction, maintenance and demolition of a building as well as from the energy used in its day-to-day operation – to be regulated to help tackle the climate crisis. To reduce […]

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New study into carbon impact of PV

Willmott Dixon and Elementa Consulting have published a study investigating the embodied and operational carbon impact of roof mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. To understand the carbon cost and benefit of solar PV, the new research examines the whole life carbon associated with roof mounted installations, using two Willmott Dixon projects as case studies. Doug […]

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UKGBC opens applications for Whole Life Carbon taskforce

UKGBC’s new Task Group –Whole Life Carbon Roadmap reduction via Circular Economy principles – is open for applications. The new Task Group will explore how Circular Economy principles can reduce the Whole Life Carbon of both new and existing built assets. The project aims to:  Increase understanding within the real estate sector of how circular economy […]

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UKGBC open for applications for Whole Life Carbon Roadmap

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has opened applications to apply for one of four Task Groups that will help shape the content of the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the UK Built Environment.    The Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project aims to develop a timeline of carbon reduction targets and actions, covering the total life cycle impact of the built environment in the UK, and secure the support of relevant industry actors in delivering decarbonisation.  […]

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