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Costing Carbon

Finnegan, S and Ashall, M (2014) Costing Carbon. RICS Construction Journal.

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Abstract

In 2010, the UK government’s Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team report recommended that the Treasury Green Book require whole-life carbon appraisal of proposals before public funds are committed. In response, RICS developed a methodology to calculate the embodied carbon of construction materials. After a 2012 information paper, a guidance note is due for release in April 2014 (see page 25) with a Code of Practice and Practice Statement likely to follow, on which this RICS guidance will become mandatory. Is this the precursor for placing a cost on carbon?

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Built Environment
Publisher: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2015 10:44
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2015 10:48
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1042

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