Future Homes Hub publishes Whole Life Carbon Conventions

The Future Homes Hub has published the Whole Life Carbon (WLC) Conventions and launched a free Future Homes Carbon Assessment Tool to support SMEs in measuring the carbon impact of new homes.

Developed by industry experts, the WLC Conventions will ultimately help all homebuilders consistently measure, share and report WLC assessments.

The Future Homes Carbon Assessment Tool covers all building elements but is simple, quick and zero cost, encouraging more homebuilders to start their WLC journey. It’s focus is to estimate whole life carbon in a way that is consistent, quick, low cost and straightforward enough to drive significant uptake across the new homes sector.

The Future Homes Carbon Assessment Tool:

  • is aimed at developers, architects and designers.
  • runs as an add-in for Microsoft Excel.
  • provides a simple to use, accessible, free of charge way for homebuilders to calculate embodied and whole life carbon – and quickly see the potential impact of different design options, construction systems or specification choices, particularly at early design stages.