The Greater London Authority (GLA) has published draft guidance for Whole Life-Cycle Carbon (WLC) assessments. Whole Life-Cycle Carbon (WLC) emissions are the carbon emissions resulting from the materials, construction and the use of a building over its entire life, including its demolition and disposal.
The Draft London Plan Policy SI 2 sets out a requirement for developments to calculate and reduce WLC emissions. This requirement applies to planning applications which are referred to the Mayor, but WLC assessments are encouraged for all major applications.
The guidance has been developed with technical expertise from Cundall and ASBP member Targeting Zero and through engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, including developers and industry experts.
The draft of the Whole Life-Cycle Carbon assessment guidance will be formally consulted on post publication of the new London Plan. The current status of the London Plan can be found here.