Whole life carbon assessment (WCLA) is becoming an increasingly important way of assessing the built environment to include both embodied and operational carbon.
Greater London is leading the way with mandatory whole life carbon assessments now part of local planning requirements for some projects. Over time, it is likely that WLCA will become a formal part of national building regulations.
Join us for this new 2.5 hour session providing a digestible update on RICS Whole Life Carbon Standard 2023 (2nd Edition) which is set to become the world-leading standard for consistent and accurate carbon measurement in the built environment.
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Speakers and authors Simon Sturgis of Targeting Zero, Lee Leston-Jones of Cundall, Dr Qian Li of Turner & Townsend, Paul Astle of Ramboll and Clara Bagenal George of Introba will take you through the thinking and content of the 2nd Edition.
Their talks will be followed by a panel Q&A session with all questions welcome.
More about the updated 2nd Edition
This recent update to the RICS’s 2017 whole life carbon assessment methodology is more comprehensive in both scope and in detail. It covers all building and infrastructure types, including new build, retrofit, housing, mixed use, and fitout.
The revised standard brings the guidance up to date with UK climate legislation (2019, 2021) and is consistent with forthcoming EU Standards (prEN15978 etc). It also incorporates thinking from guidance such as CIBSE TM65, IStructE, LETI, RIBA and others.
The guidance is intended to be more user-friendly and includes many more diagrams and tables. It deals with issues such as risk and contingency, translating energy use to carbon emissions, and more detail on grid decarbonisation.
Who should attend?
Architects, designers, and any construction professionals keen to learn about WLCA methodology.
09.00 Welcome from The Green Register
09.05 Overview of the RICS Whole Life Carbon Standard 2023 - Simon Sturgis, Targeting Zero
09.25 Life Cycle Stage A - carbon emissions and removals from any activities necessary to complete the construction of the asset - Lee Leston-Jones, Cundall
09.45 Life Cycle Stage B - carbon emissions and removals that occur over the in-use stage of the asset - Dr Qian Li, Turner & Townsend
10.05 Life Cycle Stages C and D - ‘end-of-life’ impacts; and potential benefits and loads beyond the system boundary - Paul Astle, Ramboll
10.35 Energy and Services - Clara Bagenal George, Introba
10.55 Panel Q&A session
About the trainers
Simon Sturgis, Targeting Zero
Lee Leston-Jones, Cundall
Dr Qian Li, Turner & Townsend
Paul Astle, Ramboll
Clara Bagenal George, Introba
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