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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


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.

Whole lifecycle carbon assessment


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PORR case study

Case Study


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.



The RIBA Plan of Work


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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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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Whole Lifecycle Carbon Assessment


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