Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition

UKGBC has developed a framework definition for net zero carbon buildings to provide the industry with clarity on how to achieve net zero carbon in construction and operation.
Image of Manchester skyline to reflect their commitment to going net zero carbon by 2030

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April 30, 2019

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From November 2018 to March 2019, UKGBC brought together an extensive range of industry stakeholders, including a task group, to build consensus on a framework definition for net zero carbon buildings in the UK.

Download the framework definition for net zero carbon buildings here

The primary focus of the framework is to set in place a path to achieve net zero carbon buildings in both construction and operation (in-use energy consumption), whilst beginning to provide direction for addressing whole life carbon in the industry.

As a freely available resource, the framework is intended to be used by building developers, designers, owners, occupiers and policy makers to inform the development of building tools, policies and practices.

We will be working with industry over the following year to embed the framework and ensure greater implementation in working practices. We welcome input from any interested stakeholders from across the building value chain to help collectively work towards a net zero carbon built environment.

If you have any questions on the framework or would like to provide feedback, please email ANZ@ukgbc.org.

The framework has been made possible thanks to the UKGBC Advancing Net Zero Programme Partners; Lead Partner the Redevco Foundation and Programme Partners BAM Construct UK, Berkeley Group, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, Hoare Lea and JLL.