All sections are reviewed biannually by expert authors. The major section updates are below.
Minor updates have been made throughout this section to reflect NC version 6.1, published in June 2023, with the most extensive changes to the page on BREEAM schemes.
This section has been comprehensively updated throughout to bring it into line with current UK policy, and out-of-date material has been removed.
Building climate resilience
Climate change: adaptation and mitigation
Natural capital and ecosystem services and Legislation, planning and advice have been slightly amended to reflect recent legislation and regulation, while two older case studies have been replaced with more recent examples.
Environmental management and policy
Minor revisions have been made throughout the section to bring it up to date.
Sustainable management of the UK government estate
Material in Government requirements for sustainability and Sustainability and the government's estate has been revised to reflect the publication of the State of the Estate 2021–2022 report and the Government Property Strategy 2022–2030, while the section on Sustainability now includes coverage of COP27.
This section has been updated to cover changes since Brexit and new UK government policy and guidance.
UK landfill tax rates have been updated.
Whole life carbon
See iConsult to review the latest RICS consultation drafts.
This page was last updated November 2023.