edie launches new business guide on net-zero carbon buildings
edie has published a brand new guide exploring how businesses can improve energy efficiency, data collection, local network sharing and staff engagement and wellbeing as part of a long-term journey to deliver net-zero emissions for the built environment.
With buildings now accounting for more than half of total city emissions on average, it’s clear that urgent and dramatic action is required to accelerate the decarbonisation of the built environment. In addition, the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic has seen those that are able to work from home, creating a new dynamic for the energy use and management of corporate buildings.
Inspired by edie’s award-winning Mission Possible: Net-Zero Carbon campaign, The Business Guide to Net-Zero Carbon Buildings provides a much-needed breakdown of how organisations can achieve net-zero carbon buildings, and what steps they can take today to accelerate progress.
The report, sponsored by building performance software and Digital Twin company IES, provides this insight through the lens of five key enablers of net-zero carbon buildings: energy consumption, data management, local energy networks, staff engagement, and embodied carbon. The guide concludes with a selection of green building innovations, as picked by edie’s Innovation Partner, Springwise.
With the built environment responsible for around 40% of global emissions, it is one of the key sectors that will either hinder or help progress towards net-zero emissions.
Earlier this month, the World Green Buildings Council (WorldGBC) unveiled an update to its longstanding Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, that aims to ignite a "reduction-first" approach to decarbonisation to halve emissions from the sector by 2030 and tackle lifecycle emissions.
This collective effort will require unprecedented levels of innovation. To mark World Green Buildings Week (20-24 September) edie and its new content partner Springwise have outlined some of the most innovative solutions that are emerging. You can read that round up here.