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A new Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment Ecosystem Map has been published to enable organisations to visualise and understand how the Code fits with other initiatives and to help them in achieving the commitments of the Code.

The Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment, which forms part of the Construction Leadership Council’s Construct Zero initiative, was developed by a cross-industry group and published in June 2021. The Code provides a mechanism that enables individual organisations to publicise their annual progress, and thereby collaborate and share best practice on their journey to net zero with the intention of accelerating progress across the industry. The Code is referenced in key documents such as the UK Construction Playbook September 2022, the UKGBC Roadmap, and the UK Government Guidance Note Promoting Net Zero Carbon and Sustainability in Construction September 2022

The Code brings together and aligns sector wide initiatives and facilitates cross-sector collaboration to reduce carbon emissions (CO2eq) related to design, construction, maintenance, operation, and decommissioning of built assets. 

More information on the Code is available on the CSIC website here.  For any questions on the Code please contact

The ecosystem map can be downloaded here

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