Whole life carbon

This section reviews the role that buildings play in contributing to global warming through the emission of carbon over the entire building life cycle, and what can be done to reduce this.

It looks at the causes of global warming and the drivers for change. It also considers climate change and the built environment, reviewing how the built environment can reduce its contribution to global warming. It then looks at opportunities to decarbonise throughout the four stages of the building life cycle: design, construction, operation and end-of-life.

This section is maintained by Robin Brylewski of Tuffin Ferraby Taylor LLP.

Related content

Related features:

Sustainability: whole life carbon

Related standards and guidance:

Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment professional statement, 1st edition