Talking Heads Webinar – RICS WLCA and Circularity


On Tuesday 18th June 2024 we were jined by life cycle analysis expert Dr Jane Anderson and ASBP’s Simon Corbey and Katherine Adams for a ‘talking heads’ webinar on the RICS whole life carbon assessment (WLCA) standard and circularity.

Jane was one of the main co-authors of the industry-leading RICS Professional Standard which is based on EN 15978 and aims to ensure consistency and accurate carbon measurement in the built environment.

Discussion covered questions such as:

  • How does RICS cover circularity at end of life and next life? What are the strengths and weaknesses?
  • What is the new submodule A5.1 Preconstruction demolition and how should this be measured?
  • How good is the data for end of life e.g. amounts reused, recycled, deconstruction/demolition impacts?
  • How can we account for carbon in the existing building stock and benefits from building retention, reusing or recycling these materials?
  • Whether Module D, which reports the potential loads and benefits from reusing or recycling materials and components at end of life, is fit for purpose?
  • How important is Module C and D in relation to the other modules in terms of impact/significance?
  • What other approaches could be adopted to enable the measurement of circularity within WLCA?

Our expert speakers used a few scenarios to discuss these questions.

We recommend attendees familiarise themselves with the WLCA standard before watching this webinar as the discussions will get into the detail of the document.


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