Whilst significant progress has been made in defining what ‘net zero’ means for the country’s buildings, the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard will take the next step and enable industry to robustly prove their built assets are net zero carbon and in line with our nation’s climate targets. The Standard’s development is being led by industry organisations BBP, BRE, the Carbon Trust, CIBSE, IStructE, LETI, RIBA, RICS, and UKGBC, with the help of nearly 300 volunteers from across the industry.
This session will discuss the overlap between the Standard and the many other ongoing industry initiatives which it overlaps and collaborates with – from the updates to the RICS Professional Statement, to the Built Environment Carbon Database – and outline how attendees could get involved to help advocate for and develop these initiatives.
Matt Collins, Senior Specialist – Construction & Infrastructure Management, RICS
Louisa Bowles, Partner and Sustainability Lead, Hawkins\Brown
Jannik Giesekam, Chancellor’s Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Strathclyde