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WHOLE LIFECYCLE CARBON ASSESSMENTS

WLCAs are conducted to determine the most sustainable products and systems for construction and renovation projects, as well as estimating the carbon emissions of a building over its entire lifespan.

We Are a Team of Qualified Scientists

DESIGN QUALITY ASSURANCE

We conduct first-rate Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessments (WLCAs) in compliance with the guidelines set by RIBA and GLA. Our scientists follow a thorough process to calculate whole life cycle emissions and gather all necessary information to ensure policy compliance. As per RIBA guidance, we recommend undertaking carbon assessments at key stages of a project, starting from the early design stages through to practical completion.

However, as a minimum requirement, a WLCA must be carried out before the technical design stage (RIBA Stage 4 or equivalent) of the project. Our team ensures that all the required data is collected and analysed to provide an accurate assessment of the carbon footprint of a building or infrastructure project. Trust us for comprehensive and reliable WLCA services.

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PORR case study

Case Study

PORR | TUNLEY ENVIRONMENTAL

PORR are developing materials, products and construction methodologies all the time that can reduce the impact on the environment. As part of the High Speed Two Project, they needed to achieve the PAS 2080 Accreditation; they also had to produce a carbon model for their product, identifying the carbon that was embedded in the product and seeking to reduce it by 50%.

88,564 tCO2e

Our Approach, experienced team, and proven track record in carbon reduction helped PORR achieve a remarkable 88,564 tCO2e reduction in emissions.

 

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The RIBA Plan of Work

WHOLE LIFECYCLE CARBON ASSESSSMENT

Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessments are conducted for the construction and redevelopment of buildings and infrastructure. We offer a carbon management plan that conducts life cycle assessments at every stage of a project whilst following the RIBA plan of work.

The RIBA Plan of Work organises the process of briefing, designing, constructing and operating building projects into eight stages. Within this, RIBA have provided standard guidelines on carbon reduction during the project, that is identical to the the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' (RICS') WLCA for the Built Environment.

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Implementation

CARBON MANAGEMENT PLAN

Tunley Environmental will carry out a Carbon Management Plan, that conducts a WLCA at relevant project stages set by RIBA. Each WLCA report shall be conducted following calculations set out by internationally recognised standards BS EN 15978:2011 Sustainability of construction works.

A Carbon Management Plan offers a complete management and implementation of greenhouse gas emissions over the total project lead time. This shall ensure the sustainability impact of the design shall be assessed. The Carbon Management Plan shall capture, quantify, report and improve upon the CO2 emissions of the concept design to ensure the technical design is sustainable.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS A WHOLE LIFECYCLE CARBON ASSESSMENT?

A Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessment is the calculation of emissions produced by both the construction and the use of a building throughout its entire life, including its demolition and disposal. The assessment captures a building’s operational carbon emissions from energy use as well as its embodied carbon emissions (associated with raw materials extraction, manufacture, transportation, construction, maintenance, and demolition).

WHY DO I NEED A WHOLE LIFECYCLE CARBON ASSESSMENT?

A Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessment is a valuable tool for individuals, organisations, and industries looking to understand, assess, and reduce their environmental impacts. It provides data-driven insights that can inform decision-making, drive sustainability initiatives, enhance competitiveness, and meet the growing demand for environmentally responsible practices.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A WHOLE LIFECYCLE CARBON ASSESSMENT?

A Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessment (WLCA) for construction projects offers numerous benefits, including the reduction of environmental impact, long-term life cycle thinking, and improved resource efficiency. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the supply chain, cost efficiency through reduced maintenance and operating costs, and a detailed assessment of operational and embodied carbon emissions.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A WLCA?

In a Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessment the operational and embodied carbon emissions will be calculated based upon data provided about the specifics of the construction project. This assessment can also include suggestions to reduce carbon emissions, including details of more sustainable material acquisition.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how the unimaginable can change the world overnight. Human-made climate change has the same potential to impact our world and requires the right decisions and urgent action now. Optima Products Ltd has committed to achieving net zero GHG emissions in its own operations by 2035, as a manufacturer this will necessitate significant changes. We have therefore engaged with Tunley Environmental to partner us in delivering this commitment.”
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Christian MabeyManaging Director
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Jon HiltonManaging Director
“At Sound United, one of our core values is that 'Our Obligation is Bigger than Us'. When implementing ESG, we needed to understand our baseline for carbon footprint in order to understand how we could reduce our impact on the environment. Tunley Environmental's knowledgeable team of professionals knew what we were looking to do, and worked quickly with our global team to gather and analyse our data. Throughout the process, they were easy to work with and on time on their delivery schedule. I highly recommended Tunley's service.”
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Leeanne SchererSR. Director of Global Service Operations
“Tunley Environmental has been a joy to work with. They made a complicated process easy to navigate and answered my many questions quickly and thoroughly. I highly recommend them.”
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Tim MayhoProject and Property Manager
“Stacey and Gareth were excellent in explaining the onboarding process and info gathering, taking much of the worry away from us and produced a really professional report and recommendations for achieving net zero. I would not hesitate to recommend Tunley Environmental to anyone considering starting on their carbon reduction journey.”
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Andrew SwindleyManaging Director
“Tunley Environmental has been great support through our carbon assessments. Torill completed an embodied carbon report on one of our products, we used the embodied carbon report and submitted to MAKE UK sustainability regional awards and won for our region. Great to be working with Tunley Environmental and the team and look forward to reaching our goal of net zero which I know we can with the support and expertise of the team.”
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Scott CommonsHSQE Manager