Whole Life
Carbon Assessments

Our experts can perform a whole life carbon analysis to calculate the total carbon emissions expected within the entire lifecycle of your development. This includes every stage of your building’s life until its eventual demolition.

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Appeal to environmentally conscious customers by minimising the environmental impact of your project.

A whole life carbon assessment helps you understand and mitigate the environmental impact of your development. Assessing the carbon emissions across all stages of your project’s life cycle, helps you reduce cost, risk, and be compliant with building regulations. 

Your Whole Life Carbon Assessment partner for your next commercial project

Send us your proforma document, or we can use our own templated documentation.

We produce the calculation, project cost plans and any recommendations for improvement.

We will then complete the proforma or template in a user-friendly format.

Types of building

We produce calculations for all types of buildings and requirements:
Residential Developments
Industrial Units
Retail & Leisure

What is Whole Life Carbon Assessment?

Whole Life Carbon Assessment (WLCA) is a methodology used to evaluate the total carbon emissions associated with a building throughout its entire life cycle. The assessment takes into account all stages of the life cycle, including raw material extraction, manufacturing, transportation, use, maintenance, and disposal or recycling.

The purpose of a whole life carbon assessment is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the carbon footprint of your project, identifying areas where carbon emissions can be reduced. By considering the entire life cycle, rather than just one stage, WLCA enables more informed and sustainable choices to be made.

WLCA typically involves gathering data on energy consumption, material usage, transportation, and waste generation at each stage of the life cycle. This data is then used to calculate the carbon emissions associated with each activity. The results of the assessment can be used to optimise design and operational decisions to minimise carbon emissions and overall environmental impact.

Why do I need a Whole Life Carbon Assessment?

If the Whole Life Carbon Assessment is done at the building, or development’s, initial design
specifications, there’s time to formulate the most sustainable solutions for the build.

By identifying and understanding the lifetime carbon impact, you will be able to make
informed decisions on material selection and building procedures.

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1. Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility:

Understanding the carbon footprint of your building allows you to take responsibility for its environmental impact. With growing concerns about climate change, organisations are under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon emissions and operate more sustainably.

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2. Regulatory

Increasingly, regulations require organisations to assess and report their carbon emissions. Conducting a whole life carbon assessment can help ensure compliance with these regulations and demonstrate your commitment to environmental stewardship.

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3. Risk

Carbon emissions can pose financial and reputational risks to your organisation. By identifying and quantifying these emissions throughout the life cycle of your project, you can better understand and manage these risks. 

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4. Competitive

Consumers, investors, and other stakeholders are increasingly looking for developments that are environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Conducting a whole life carbon assessment can help you differentiate your development and appeal to environmentally conscious customers.

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5. Cost

Identifying opportunities to reduce carbon emissions often goes hand in hand with identifying opportunities to reduce costs. Improving energy efficiency or reducing material waste can lead to significant cost savings over the life cycle of your project.

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6. Supply Chain

Understanding the carbon footprint of your supply chain can help you identify areas for improvement and work with suppliers to reduce emissions. This can lead to more sustainable and resilient supply chains, as well as strengthen relationships with suppliers who share your commitment to sustainability.

Local authority requirements

Local authority planning policies vary, with different targets and requirements. We help you to meet your obligations, and achieve compliance first time round.

Why partner with C80 Solutions? 

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