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Defra and BEIS have recently released their GHG emissions factors for company reporting. In the world of carbon footprinting they are considered a seminal resource.
The factors show that the UK continues to rapidly decarbonise the grid electricity supply.
Download the latest factors from https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greenhouse-gas-reporting-conversion-factors-2019
The new version of the ICE database was recently launched at an event hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in London.
Over 125 professionals were in attendance with talks from Circular Ecology, Heathrow, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB), Environment Agency and being chaired by Jane Anderson.
The latest version of the ICE database can now be downloaded from www.circularecology.com/embodied-energy-and-carbon-footprint-database.html
A more machine readable version and the cement and concrete model will be released at a later date.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) released a framework definition of net zero carbon buildings in April. The primary aim of the framework is to facilitate net zero buildings, covering not only operational carbon, but also embodied carbon of buildings.
This is a positive step forward and will help the construction sector to tackle its large environmental impact. It is encouraging to see that the framework includes embodied carbon, which is all too often overlooked.
How do you achieve net zero carbon?
The updated Inventory of Carbon & Energy (ICE) Database will be launched at an event in London hosted by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
The event will see up to 120 delegates attend an event on May 30th at the RICS in London. In addition to a presentation from Dr Craig Jones, Director at Circular Ecology, there will be talks from the three funding organisations of the new ICE database, Heathrow Airport, RSSB and the Environment Agency. As well as talks from the RICS on their embodied carbon assessment method and database for buildings.
Circular Ecology will be delivering a webinar about the new version of the Inventory of Carbon & Energy (ICE) database. It is being hosted through IEMA, the membership network for environmental professionals. Non members can also join the webinar.
The webinar will be held on Thursday 31st Jan, 12:30pm UK time (GMT). Spaces are limited, so please register at the link below.
In the world of carbon footprinting, the emissions factors from the UK government are a seminal resource. Each year that they are updated gives new insight into the decarbonising UK electricity supply. The 2018 factors are now available. So, what do the “UK Government greenhouse gas (GHG) conversion factors for company reporting” tell us about the UK’s progress towards decarbonising the national electricity supply? Are the ambitious carbon reductions of UK electricity on track? Or is it yet more disappointment. The latest factors reveal the answers.
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