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    Construction CO2e Measurement Protocol

    The following measurement protocol has been developed by the members of ENCORD (European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development), along with partners from other like minded worldwide construction organisations, to detail the method to be used when measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of an organisation within the construction sector.

    This document identifies the intended users of the protocol, the main sources of emissions over which a construction company may have some influence, and the method of measuring these emissions. Guidance is also provided on reporting methods at a company and project level, with a view that companies will report their emissions publicly. This is also intended to assist current and future work undertaken to reduce emissions from specific construction related activities and operations.

    The protocol follows the methodology of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) March 2004 revision, which was originally developed by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The GHG protocol is used as the basis of measurement by organisations such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) who invite organisations around the world to supply information on their performance for disclosure to investors.
    The protocol is supported by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Global Reporting Initiative Construction and Real Estate Sector Supplement, the Carbon Disclosure Project and the World Green Building Council.

    This document will be updated from time to time to take account of any new standards or changes to current methodologies.

    Click here to download the protocol.