Energy performance targets for commercial offices consultation

The UKGBC Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework was published in April 2019 following an industry task group and extensive consultation process. The framework sets out high level definitions for net zero carbon buildings covering scopes for operational energy and construction emissions, with a whole life carbon approach to be developed in the future. It acts as guidance for achieving net zero and is being developed in consultation with industry to include detail and stricter requirements over. This will increase the level of ambition needed and challenge the industry to mainstream leading practice.

The paper sets out proposals for an energy performance target for commercial office buildings. This is intended as a minimum energy efficiency target for buildings seeking to achieve net zero carbon status for operational energy today, based on the performance levels that all buildings will be required to achieve by 2050.

This paper has been developed in collaboration with representatives of BBP, BPF (Iceni), Arup, Carbon Credentials, JLL, TfL and Verco. The proposals are being presented for stakeholder feedback up until 5pm on Friday 8 November via an online survey. If the reaction from stakeholders is positive, the aim is to integrate the targets into the net zero framework by the end of 2019.

View the consultation paper here

Complete the survey here