UK group to develop standard to verify net zero buildings
Published May 31, 2022
Leading built environment organisations have joined forces to develop a standard for verifying UK buildings as net zero carbon.
The group, which includes BRE, RIBA, RICS, and UKGBC, will develop the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard. The standard will enable the sector to prove their built assets are net zero carbon and in line with UK climate targets.
The standard will cover both new and existing buildings. It will set out performance targets addressing operational energy and embodied carbon emissions to align with the UK’s 2035 and 2050 emissions targets (78% reduction and net zero respectively). The standard will also cover the procurement of renewable energy and the treatment of residual emissions, including carbon offsetting.
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