The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee's inquiry into Modern Methods of Construction.
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee's inquiry into energy efficiency.
The RIBA has produced a prospectus of exemplary places that demonstrate high quality design in response to Sir Oliver Letwin's independent review of build out rates.
This paper introduces architects to carbon assessment in the built environment and its application through the RIBA work stages. It makes the case for architects’ role in reducing carbon emissions to mitigate climate change, explains the key concepts of embodied and whole life carbon and recommends the use of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) methodology for undertaking whole life carbon assessments (RICS Whole life carbon assessment for the built environment professional statement).
This is part of a growing body of work exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals in practice and looking more broadly at sustainable and ethical practice within the architectural profession and the built environment.
Ethics and sustainable development
As a member of RIBA you can benefit from access to resources which support you in your role as an architect