CIBSE and LETI to launch new guidance for net zero carbon definition

net zero carbon definition

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) will be launching new industry-wide guidance on the net zero carbon definition and address frequently asked questions

The new guidance is being led by Julie Godefroy, head of sustainability for CIBSE and Clara Bagenal George, associate at Elementa Consulting.

It builds on the definition developed by WLCN/LETI and looks at whole life, embodied – referring to total emissions and removals associated with an asset throughout the whole life cycle of an asset; upfront carbon – referring to emissions associated with materials and construction processes up to practical completion; operational energy; and operational water.

New net zero carbon definition is more detailed

The new guidance from CIBSE and LETI provide more detail and is intended to be applied consistently in as many real-life situations are possible.

This guidance is available for professionals from different disciplines, clients, investors, and occupants so they can be aligned in language and understanding of net zero targets and achievements.

Register for the free online event on 7 April 2022.

Find out more about CIBSE’s ongoing work around net zero.


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