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Built environment carbon database (BECD)
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The built environment contributes around 38% of total global emissions. We have a climate emergency, and the UK construction industry faces a seismic challenge as we strive towards net zero emissions.
In November 2021 a consortium made up of The Carbon Trust, CIBSE, CIOB, CIC, ICE, RIBA, RICS, IStructE and the UKGBC launched a collaboration to develop the Built Environment Carbon Database (BECD) for the UK. The database is envisioned to become the main source of carbon estimating and benchmarking for the UK construction sector and a practical instrument to support the decarbonisation of the built environment.
In mid 2022 BECD entered the consultation phase of the project. This will be key to establishing a database that collaboratively delivers the needs of the UK industry. The first part of this collaboration is to obtain industry feedback on the data structure of the entity-level database, i.e. the type of data that the database for buildings and infrastructure will collect.
This article appered on the CIAT blog website on May 24 entitled "Consultation: Built Environment Carbon Database (closing date – 24 June 2022)"
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