Whole life carbon roadmap – UK consultation


The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today launched a consultation inviting industry feedback on the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap draft proposals. 

The roadmap aims to provide a common vision and agreed actions for achieving net zero carbon in the construction, operation and demolition of buildings and infrastructure.  

The UKGBC is seeking feedback on three key elements of the draft roadmap:  

  1. A Net Zero Scenario calculating an emissions budget and trajectory to 2050 for  the UK Built Environment sector, based on existing data and forward-looking projections.   
  1. Government and Local Authority Policy Recommendations that set out the critical policies and milestones needed to accelerate the built environment sector’s decarbonisation. 
  1. Stakeholder Action Plan that identifies key actions required for stakeholders within the built environment.   

Proposals outlined in the draft Roadmap span the buildings sector and affect all domestic and non-domestic new builds, retrofits, and infrastructure. 

The consultation documents are available here, and feedback can be submitted using this survey. The deadline for responses is 15th August 2021.