New RICS Whole Life Carbon 2nd Edition

RICS has recently published an updated Whole Life Carbon Assessment (WLCA), Professional Standard (2nd edition). Expanding on the previous professional statement and EN 15978, the new standard encompasses the entire built environment, including both buildings and infrastructure.

Key changes in the updated version are:

  • Reporting modules
  • Element categorisation for buildings and infrastructure
  • Defined parameters and emissions factors
  • Transport impact calculations
  • Biogenic carbon
  • Uncertainty analysis
  • Decarbonisation