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Net Zero Buildings: The Operational Stage

SustainQuality | Net Zero Buildings: The Operational Stage

As part of the government’s aim for the United Kingdom to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, all new buildings are required to be net zero carbon by 2030. The construction and building sector has the mission of measuring, reducing, and offsetting carbon emissions in the industry. Then by 2050, all existing buildings in the UK will be net zero carbon too.

This undertaking, in order to combat global climate change, is split into two key phases: the construction phase and then the operational phase. In this blog, we will focus on the operational phase of achieving net-zero carbon.

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Net Zero Buildings: The Construction Stage

Sustain Quality Net Zero Buildings: The Construction Stage

To meet the UK’s aim of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, the construction and building sector has been tasked with the responsibility of measuring, reducing and offsetting carbon emissions in the industry. All new buildings are required to be net zero carbon by 2030 and all existing ones by 2050.

This mission is split into two key phases: the construction phase and then the operational phase. In this blog, we will focus on the construction phase of achieving net zero carbon.

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Net Zero Carbon Buildings For Practices & Developers

Sustain Quality | Net Zero Carbon Buildings For Practices & Developers

Climate change has drawn an unprecedented amount of media attention in recent years thanks to movements like that of The Extinction Rebellion. This, paired with the Government’s motion to declare a ‘climate emergency’, have truly underlined the urgency to address carbon emissions.

According to the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), global emissions must be halved by 2030 and eliminated completely by 2050. This can be found in the document, Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition, which was launched by the Houses of Parliament back in April 2019.

In order to define what ‘achieving net-zero carbon emissions’ means, the document focuses on two approaches: the construction of a building and the operation of a building.

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