Comment on the WLCN/LETI/RIBA Framework for assessing the carbon emissions of buildings

By Louise Pryor and Simon Sturgis

In May 2021 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) and the Whole Life Carbon Network (WLCN) published Carbon Definitions and Targets. These consolidate targets previously published separately by the RIBA, LETI and the Greater London Authority (GLA), and provide a Framework for going forward.

The document links the RICS methodology to specific Definitions and Carbon Targets with the aim of standardising and coordinating these aspects of carbon assessment and reporting.