Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment, RICS Professional Standard, 2nd edition

Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge of our time. With the built environment estimated to be responsible for approximately 43% of global carbon emissions, RICS is committed to championing sustainable practices across the built and natural environments and empowering professionals to embed sustainability considerations into the way they work and better measure environmental impacts.

Accurate and consistent measurement, reporting and recording of data relating to carbon emissions throughout the whole built environment life cycle is a vital enabler for industry, regulators and public policy makers globally, to greater understand carbon impacts and inform decision-making on the journey to net zero.  

To help industry achieve this, RICS is consulting on the second edition of Whole life carbon assessments in the built environment - a standard which mandates a methodology to track all carbon emissions from production of materials, construction process, use and disposal of built assets over their entire life cycle. 

RICS Would like to hear from all those working in the built environment who undertake, commission or rely upon carbon assessments.  This includes RICS members working in all markets and sectors, as well as other professionals with whom our members collaborate and who may undertake, commission, or rely upon whole life carbon assessments - including architects, designers, property managers, developers, and clients, such as investors, governments, and thought leaders.

We welcome responses in one or all of the following ways:

  • Take part in a questionnaire to provide more general feedback and to help RICS understand our audience, how they plan to use the standard, and any challenges we need to consider
  • Comment on individual paragraphs of the structured document
  • Take part in focus group (limited spaces available)

This consultation will close at 23:59 BST on 18 April 2023.

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  • Opened
    7 Mar 2023 at 07:00
  • Closed
    18 Apr 2023 at 23:59

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