Infographic: Advancing net zero

Infographic: Advancing net zero

The World Green Building Council has released an infographic highlighting key information relating to its global project, Advancing Net Zero.

The project, which calls for 100 percent net zero carbon buildings by 2050, was launched in 2016 and has already seen concerted action across its 15 participating Green Building Councils, as well as promising engagement in the topic across the rest of the network. 

The organization’s Theory of Change, as outlined in its report From Thousands to Billions, published in May 2017, is that the goal can be reached through the coordinated action of businesses, government and NGOs. Green building councils have responded to this call to action, developing mechanisms and initiatives to facilitate mass-market transformation, and lead the way, inspiring the business and government communities to follow. 

As part of the project, 11 green building councils have committed to developing net-zero certification schemes in 2018/2019, with five already launched as of March 2018. While certification is recognized as an important tool to increase awareness and drive uptake, not all councils administer certification schemes. Other pathways of action include engagement with corporate members and government and developing industry capacity through training and education activities.

Along with these pathways, the infographic also includes key milestone dates, WorldGBC's definition for net zero carbon buildings and the four key project principles ensure alignment and commonality across global markets, while enabling specific market applications.

Topics: Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Certifications, Construction Firms, Engineering Firms, Great Commercial Buildings, Office Buildings, Sustainable Communities, Urban Planning and Design, USGBC

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