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Net Zero Carbon Buildings – How Do We Get There?

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Net Zero Carbon Buildings – How Do We Get There?

Net Zero Carbon Buildings – How Do We Get There?

How do we achieve Net Zero Carbon? This is a question the property sector is asking since this topic has become increasingly urgent and adopted by the UK Government as a major objective. The UK has passed a net zero emissions law which requires all greenhouse gas emissions to reach net zero by 2050 – an ambitious target which will require immense changes to be made. 

How do we get there? The policy is yet to be confirmed but the Government’s ‘Buildings Mission’ is to halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030. With respect to existing buildings, it is proposed to set Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) at Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band B by 2030. This is currently set at Band E, and if we consider that in 2030 about 80-90% of the existing building stock will still be in use, the industry will be required to undergo a step-change in the way it manages assets and how they are upgraded, maintained and operated.

If this is to be achievable we must take action as soon as possible. 

We can support you with our expert services such as energy auditing, occupier engagement programmes, technical options appraisal and ISO 50001 implementation advice – these will help you on the first steps of this journey. Then, in partnership, we can work towards the aim of achieving Net Zero Carbon buildings.

Our CPD on Net Zero Carbon, coming soon, will help to explain the way forward with practical solutions. Register your interest now. 

Please contact us to discuss your requirements or just for more information on this issue:

020 3077 1930 | bureau@focus-fm.co.uk