RICS is leading on the development of a free to access Built Environment Carbon Database in collaboration with organisations covering the breadth of the UK built environment.
With the built environment contributing around 40% of total global emissions, the UK construction industry faces a seismic challenge as we strive towards decarbonisation. Achieving consistency in how we report and measure emissions and supporting that measurement with up-to-date accessible data will be vital.
In a great step towards this, key built environment organisations, representing the majority of the UK construction industry, have committed to advocating the widespread use of the carbon database, including among their members. It is designed to be the main source of data for carbon estimating and benchmarking in the UK construction sector and will serve as a practical tool to support the decarbonisation of our buildings and infrastructure.
Organisations involved in the development of the Built Environment Carbon Database are BRE, Carbon Trust, CIBSE, CIC, CIOB, ICE, IStruct, RIBA, RICS, UK GBC and the Environment Agency.
Find out more and get involved by visiting BECD.co.uk