Built Intelligence

An Introduction to Whole Life Carbon Assessment

An Introduction to Whole Life Carbon Assessment

An assessment of whole life carbon in a construction project looks at the emissions produced by a building over its useful life, and beyond. It considers the building’s fabric and services, and whether any of those components can go on to be used in other projects after the current one.

This short course will provide an overview of how an whole life carbon assessment service can help understand the overall environmental impact of a construction project. It not only identifies ways to reduce embodied carbon in the specification but also looks at operational carbon and potential circular economy benefits that will lower the total emissions over the building’s life.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Understand the difference between whole life and embodied carbon
  2. Identify whether whole life carbon is part of national building regulations