LCBI: a label dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of European real-estate

ZAC Cardinet à Paris

The European Union has set some ambitious targets in a bid to reduce carbon emissions from human activities, but to achieve them the real-estate sector lacked an operational, harmonised method for calculating carbon emissions over the entire life cycle of a building. The Low Carbon Building Initiative (LCBI) hence brought together several key players in the real-estate sector to draw up such a method and create a label that could be used across Europe. Kevin Thizy, who represents Artelia on the LCBI technical committee, tells us all about this new approach and label, due to be officially launched at the start of February 2024.