The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has released the latest edition of their whole life carbon assessment (WLCA) standard.

The WLCA is set to become the world-leading standard for consistent and accurate carbon measurement in the built environment. This 2nd edition builds upon the success of the existing RICS WLCA standard, having been extended to cover all buildings and infrastructure throughout the built environment life cycle.

Supported by the Department for Transport UK and Zero Waste Scotland, the standard was updated by RICS and an author group of decarbonisation experts following feedback from over 1,300 comments collected through a public consultation. The 2nd edition provides continuity and reliability, while encouraging long-term thinking through reuse, recycling and redevelopment.

Further information can be found here.