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ENCORD’s CO2e Protocol Helps Efficiency In Construction

Date: 30 July 2012

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Executive Summary

There is increasing pressure on, and momentum within, the construction industry to manage and report carbon emissions on both a project and firm basis. In light of this in May 2012, the European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development (ENCORD) launched its CO2e Measurement Protocol. The Protocol provides construction firms with a standard methodology to measure and report carbon emissions. It acts as a benchmarking tool for the construction industry and will be used by firms to inform performance improvement strategies. Verdantix finds that as sustainability awareness matures within the construction industry, the Protocol will have to include all Scope 3 and life cycle emission factors in its measuring and reporting methodology to remain at the forefront of the development of standards.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ENCORD’S CO2E PROTOCOL HELPS EFFICIENCY IN CONSTRUCTION

ENCORD Protocol Establishes Guidance For The Collection Of Scope 1, 2 And 3 Emissions
ENCORD’s Initiative Provides Construction Firms With A Global Standard For Reporting Emissions 
Private And Public Sector Focus On Carbon Reporting Will Drive Adoption From 2014 Onwards

FIGURES & REFERENCES

Figure 1. ENCORD CO2e Activity, Sector And Project Segmentation

ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED

Balfour Beatty, Best Foot Forward, British Land, Brookfield Multiplex, Carbon Disclosure Project, Development Securities, European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development, Hines, Investa Property Group, Kingspan, LaFarge, Motorola, Nokia, Skanska, Turner Construction Company, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, World Resources Institute