8 March 2023
by Alex Brinded

Call for input on updated carbon accounting method

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UK, is consulting on the second edition of its carbon accounting method.

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A Whole life carbon assessment in the built environment is being upgraded to its second edition, with input requested from those in working in the sector who undertake, commission or rely upon carbon assessments.

This includes architects, designers, property managers, developers, as well as clients such as investors, governments and thought leaders.

The standard mandates a method to track all carbon emissions from the production of materials, construction processes, the use and disposal of built assets over their entire life cycle.

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors say that accurate and consistent measurement and the reporting of carbon emission data is a vital enabler for industry and regulators to better understand the carbon impacts.

RICS are welcoming responses via a questionnaire, comments on individual paragraphs or involvement with an in-person focus group.

The consultation will close on 18 April 2023.



Alex Brinded

Staff Writer