Towards a low carbon built environment: a road map for action (RICS)

Published February 2009

To begin a process of exploring how the chartered surveying profession could best play its part in preventing climate change, RICS commissioned this study to establish the current state of knowledge and practice in this area, and to describe a possible framework to support moves towards a low carbon built environment.

The primary objective of this report is to try to suggest how a developed country might go about reducing carbon emissions from the built environment, and how that could fit within a wider national programme.