ENCORD Guide for Construction Companies

Construction CO2e Measurement Protocol

A guide to reporting for construction companies

The measurement protocol was developed by ENCORD (European Network of Construction Companies for Research and Development), to provide guidance on how an organization within the construction sector can measure and report its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The protocol sets minimum requirements for measuring and reporting emissions in order to meet best practice.

The guidance is developed to complmement the methodology of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard March 2004 revision, developed by World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). This sector guidance has been reviewed by the GHG Protocol and is in conformance with the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard.

The ENCORD Protocol should be followed to report specific emissions, where a company wishes to follow best practice in using the Corporate Standard. The document identifies the intended users of this guidance, the main sources of emissions over which a construction company may have influence, and how these can be measured. Guidance is also provided on reporting methods at a company and project level. This is intended to assist current and future work undertaken to reduce emissions from specific construction related activities and operations. The GHG Protocol contains a full range of guidance which should also be followed e.g. on managing inventory quality, setting reduction targets, setting organizational boundaries and specific reporting requirements.

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

ENCORD Construction CO2 Measurement Protocol