External guidance

The links below provide access to a number of key publications from the broader construction section.  This list is not exhaustive, and in providing these links we are not endorsing these publications.  If you think there are other publications that we should share, please email sustainability@cwct.co.uk.

Net-zero whole life carbon roadmap

This work by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) outlines a common vision and agreed upon industry-wide actions for achieving net zero carbon in the construction, operation, and demolition of buildings and infrastructure in the UK. Access here.

Net-zero buildings: Where do we stand?

This report by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) looks in detail at the results of six whole life cycle assessment case studies to illustrate some of the challenges, barriers and opportunities relating to the building industry’s carbon footprint. Access here.

IStructE climate emergency resources

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) offers a range of free guidance to the industry. Access here.

LETI climate emergency resources

London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) offers a range of free guidance to the industry. Access here.

RICS Whole life carbon assessment

This RICS guide presents a useful overview and reference for embodied carbon assessments of buildings and their sub-systems. Access here.

Circular Buildings Toolkit

The Circular Buildings Toolkit by Arup + Ellen Macarthur Foundation provides frameworks, case studies, and actions to help designers embedding circular principles into the design of our facades. Access here.