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Development of the Carbon Code for the Built Environment

The Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment was drafted by the CSIC Achieving Net Zero Cross-Industry Working Group in 2020 and is hosted by CSIC at the University of Cambridge on behalf of Construct Zero.  The Code was trailled by  three organisations (see case studies below) and intially launched at an online event on 17 June 2021 (Issue 2021:1 June 2021). Watch a recording of the launch below.

Following the conclusion of trials, the Code was reissued along with the sign-up process in November 2021 during COP26.


Code Trial Case Studies



We would like to thank the members of the CSIC Achieving Net Zero Cross-Industry Group and others who gave input and helpful suggestions during the development of the Code:

Karen Alford, Environment Agency
Lewis Barlow, Sweco
Andrew Barraclough, Wates Group
Keith Clarke, Active Building Centre and Constructionarium
Stacey Collins, Pinsent Masons LLP
Tim Embley, Costain and i3P
Mark Enzer, Mott MacDonald and Centre for Digital Built Britain
Dee Dee Frawley, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge
Chris Fry, Accelar
Janet Greenwood, KPMG
Fergus Harradence, Department Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy
Brittany Harris, Qualis Flow
Chris Hayes, Skanska UK
Charmaine Hughes, Manchester City Council
Dr Kat Ibbotson, Environment Agency
Dr Tercia Jansen Van Vuuren, LOR Centre, University of Cambridge
Dr Heleni Pantelidou, Arup
Dr Annette Pass, Highways England
David Pinder, Green Construction Board
Philip Sayer, Considerate Constructors Scheme
Dr Jennifer Schooling, Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction, University of Cambridge
Anusha Shah, Arcadis
Sally Sudworth, Mott MacDonald
Hannah Vickers, ACE
James Wilcox, BE Sustainability
Peter Yates, Constructing West Midlands and National Association of Construction Frameworks