carbon experts live — online event

How will RICS 2nd edition standard impact UKGBC net zero policies and frameworks in the UK?

UKGBC & One Click LCA | Wednesday, July 24, 2024 — 10AM BST



Johanna Jarvinen

One Click LCA — New Products Lead


Alex Benstead

UKGBC — Senior Advisor, Advancing Net Zero

Laura Green 1

Laura Drury

One Click LCA - Sustainable Communications Specialist

About the livestream event

The new RICS 2nd edition whole-life carbon assessment standard comes into effect in July 2024, having been extended to cover all buildings and infrastructure throughout the built environment life cycle. This significant update means assessors will be able to estimate the amount of carbon emitted throughout the life cycle of a constructed asset, from the early stages of development through to the end of life. 

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is a membership-led industry network, radically transforming the sustainability of the built environment. Powered by 700+ members, they are at the forefront of influencing policy across the industry, and their widely-adopted Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework an overarching set of guiding principles encourages a ‘reduction first’ approach to achieving net zero carbon

RICS, UKGBC, and other industry bodies have joined forces to champion the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard a single, agreed methodology coming into effect in 2024, for the industry to robustly prove their built assets are net zero carbon and in line with our nation’s climate targets. 

In this webinar you will hear from UKGBC’s Senior Advisor - Advancing Net Zero, Alex Benstead, about the work being undertaken by UKGBC and how the updated RICS standard is having an impact, as well as his views on current UK benchmarks and whether they’re clear enough to guide the industry.

You will also hear from One Click LCA’s New Products Lead,  Johanna Jarvinen, about how the industry can align to the updated RICS 2nd edition standard with the One Click LCA life-cycle assessment software.

Who should attend this webinar?

  • Anyone with a role or interest in decarbonising the built environment.
  • Sustainable construction professionals wanting to learn more about net zero policies, and the updated RICS standard.
  • Anyone looking to learn more about whole life carbon assessment and its applications.


About Alex Benstead

Alex Benstead is a Senior Advisor in the Advancing Net Zero team at UKGBC leading work on embodied carbon, carbon offsetting, and carbon pricing. He previously worked for a product manufacturer in multiple business development and product management roles, where he developed hands-on experience and insights into how global organisations integrate sustainability within product development and manage embodied carbon of materials and processes. Alex currently builds on this experience at UKGBC, working on guidance and reports that influence the UK’s built environment

About Johanna Jarvinen

Johanna Jarvinen, MSc BEng,  is a life-cycle assessment (LCA) specialist, with extensive knowledge of sustainability issues within the built environment. Prior to joining One Click LCA, Johanna worked as a sustainability consultant and BREEAM assessor for nearly 20  years.

As New Products Lead, Johanna identifies and oversees the launch of the One Click LCA new tools and offerings into new markets. She works across the business as an internal subject matter expert, regularly offering her expertise at industry events and taking part in speaking engagements.

About One Click LCA

One Click LCA is the world-leading end-to-end sustainability platform for construction and manufacturing. The software platform decarbonises and drives sustainability across the construction value chain with scientific, easy-to-use, automated life-cycle assessment (LCA) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) to calculate and reduce the environmental impacts of building, infrastructure, and renovation projects and products. The platform also allows assessment of circularity, life-cycle cost, and biodiversity. One Click LCA is used in 170+ countries, including by blue-chip enterprises like Skanska, WSP, Foster+Partners, LafargeHolcim, ArcelorMittal, Arcadis, ARUP, Geberit, and Saint-Gobain, among others. It offers a unique global database with +250,000 LCA datasets; supports +80 standards and certifications, including LEED, BREEAM, GRESB and other national regulations; and seamlessly integrates with +20 of the most widely used BIM software tools, including Autodesk Revit®, Tekla Structures® and Bentley iTwin®. One Click LCA was founded in Helsinki, Finland in 2001, with a team of +200 people on all continents. Learn more at: