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Study on EU-wide whole life carbon roadmap & Kick-off webinar

The EC Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV) has commissioned a study aiming at developing an EU-wide whole life carbon roadmap, outlining how all building-related emissions can be mitigated by 2050. It is conducted by a consortium led by Ramboll in collaboration with KU Leuven and Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE).

The purpose of the study is to support the development of an EU roadmap for the reduction of whole life carbon, for embodied and operational carbon separately and combined. It will establish a baseline for embodied carbon emissions of buildings across European regions, set out how the levels of embodied carbon for a representative selection of building types and typologies can be expected to evolve by 2050, set out the trajectory towards climate objectives for operational carbon in various scenarios, and identify and assess the impact of whole life carbon emissions reduction solutions.

The study will rely on the collaboration with stakeholders within the building and construction ecosystem. For this reason, it includes a broad stakeholder engagement programme that foresees the consultation of relevant actors at different stages of the project.

The Kick-off Webinar will take place on the 8th of March 2022, from 15:00 to 16:15. The purpose of the webinar is to present the project, as well as to inform on how you can contribute.