The CarbonCare® Construction Label & CarbonCare® Construction Champion Label is introduced in 2021 for construction project management in achieving carbon reduction associated with construction process and/or material production.
There are six levels of CarbonCare® Construction Labels representing different levels of achievement in carbon reduction/neutrality, indicated with brown labels in one, two,three, four and five leaf(s) respectively, recognising the achievement of 5% (starting point), 20%, 40%, 60%, and 80% of emission reductions in the application year against the Business As Usual (BAU) practices. A gold CarbonCare® Construction Champion Label indicates the achievement of carbon neutrality.
All organisations which run construction project sites are eligible to apply.
The applicant must establish its project site emission inventory within a clearly defined boundary annually. Reductions and offset performance are validated and verified in accordance with a specific protocol based on international best practice before measurement.
Provide documentary evidence to demonstrate the carbon reduction measures currently taken.
For applying the CarbonCare® Construction (Process) Label:
The applicant is advised to use recognised emission factor databases and methodologies to understand the greenhouse gas emissions of construction processes of construction site.
For applying the CarbonCare® Construction (Material) Label:
The applicant is advised to use the CIC Carbon Assessment Tool or other recognised emission factor databases and methodologies to understand the greenhouse gas emissions of embodied carbon of construction materials.
For applying the CarbonCare® Construction (Process / Material) Champion Label :
a. at least attain Level 1 of CarbonCare® Process / Material Construction Label
b. fully offset the residual GHG emissions by purchasing and retiring accredited carbon credits with internationally accepted standards, such as VCS, CDM, CCB, Gold Standard VER or equivalent;
c. publicly disclose (i) the documentary evidence of GHG reduction, (ii) the types of carbon credits for offset and (iii) the verification statement of the inventory.