The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) published the Building System Carbon Framework on July 9. Download the full paper on the WBCSD website.
The built environment is responsible for almost 40% of the global energy and process related carbon dioxide emissions. World Business Council for Sustainable Development published a paper proposing a new framework that can be used as a common language for carbon emissions, by all actors of the built environment.
The Building System Carbon Framework aims to align all companies in the building and construction sector. It is is targeted at companies involved in manufacturing, designing, constructing, investing, owning, operating, occupying, renovating, and demolishing buildings.
Their approach not only enables each user to identify the best emissions-reduction strategies for their part of the value chain but the approach bridges operational and embodied carbon, which is vital for the decarbonization of the built environment.
Read more on the WBCSD website.