RICS Launches Consultation on Professional Standard for Whole Life Carbon Assessment in Built Environment

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a consultation for its updated Professional Standard RICS Whole Life Carbon Assessment for the Built Environment.

The consultation is open to RICS’ 130,000 members and those working in the built environment worldwide.

The methodology, which is currently endorsed and adopted by several governments and leading industry bodies, aims to provide a consistent approach to calculating whole-life carbon emissions within the built environment.

The updated version covers all built assets and infrastructure throughout the whole built environment life cycle.

The built environment sector contributes to 43% of all greenhouse gas emissions, making it vital to accurately measure and record carbon emissions to meet net-zero goals.

Carbon reporting and accounting are priorities across all sectors, and the consultation is open to professionals who are providing, receiving, and relying upon the measurement of carbon within the built environment.

The consultation will provide opportunities for professionals to comment directly on the proposed text, respond to a questionnaire, and participate in focus groups.

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