COURSE: Net Zero Guidance on Renewables and Offsets

Interactive workshop designed to demystify the procurement of renewable energy and carbon offsetting.
Renewables and offsets


June 3, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm





In March 2021 UKGBC released the much anticipated Renewable Energy Procurement and Carbon Offsetting GuidanceThis guidance provides clarity for the property and construction industry on the procurement of high-quality renewable energy and carbon offsets for net zero buildings and organisations in the UK. 

As impetus around net zero continues to build, the principles included in this guidance will be vital to ensuring that the ways in which buildings transition to net zero are credible and transparent. However, as much as this focus is important, it is also complex. In this workshop therefore we aim to demystify renewable energy procurement & carbon offsetting, exploring the key principles and metrics outlined in the guidance and how these can be implemented by built environment organisations. 


The workshop will give an overview of UKGBC’s Renewable Energy Procurement and Carbon Offsetting Guidance. Given the complexity of these topics, this workshop will aim to provide a greater understanding of the principles and metrics behind them, and what it means to procure renewable energy and carbon offset in a way that will have the most impact in terms of sustainability 

Hearing from UKGBC topic expert Emily Huynh and featured organisations spanning the built environment value chain, we will be exploring the following questions: 

  1. What is renewable energy procurement and what are the principles for best practice? 
  2. What is carbon offsetting and how can the environmental integrity be assured?  
  3. How are organisations procuring high quality renewable energy and utilising carbon offsetting for their buildings or organisational strategies? 
  4. What are the key actions needed by the industry over the next decade? 

There will be a practical workshop session to understand how the learnings can be applied to your building or organisational strategy. 

Who should attend? 

We recommend this workshop to anyone who is thinking about or in the process of procuring renewable energy or carbon offsetting. It is also suitable for anyone hoping to understand more about these two areas. 

Why attend? 

Attend this workshop if you want to demystify what best practice in renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting looks like. 


  • Emily Huynh, Technical Advisor – Advancing Net Zero, UKGBC
  • More TBC


There are a limited number of free Gold Leaf member tickets available for this course. Please email for more information.