ANNOUNCEMENT: LAUNCH OF BUILT ENVIRONMENT CARBON DATABASE (BECD)

The built environment contributes around 40% of total global emissions.

We have a climate emergency, and the UK construction industry faces a seismic challenge as we strive towards net zero emissions.

Reducing our impact on the environment starts with achieving consistency in how we report and measure emissions and supporting that measurement with up-to-date accessible data.

The following parties are collaborating to develop the Built Environment Carbon Database (BECD) for the UK. The database is envisioned to become the main source of carbon estimating and benchmarking for the UK construction sector and a practical instrument to support the decarbonisation of the built environment.

The database will be developed to collect and supply product data and entity level data to the industry through its own portal and by interacting with existing databases and software solutions.

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