Net zero carbon: one-pager for new buildings

This one-pager sets out the 10 key features required for a new building to achieve net zero carbon in operation.
UKGBC – Net Zero Operational Carbon One Pager diagram only

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September 18, 2019

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The one-pager builds on UKGBC’s net zero carbon buildings framework to provide developers, designers and policy makers with a common reference point on the 10 key features required for a new building to achieve net zero carbon in operation. It addresses the operational energy of a building when in-use, including energy intensity targets for different building types and the requirement to demonstrate a net zero carbon balance annually using the net zero framework.

The one-pager is a result of a successful industry consultation with more than 330 responses and has been developed in collaboration with the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) and the Better Building Partnership (BBP), and with support from the Good Homes Alliance (GHA), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE).

Building on this one-pager and the net zero framework, LETI has released two guidance documents to provide designers with practical guidance on how to design and deliver net zero new buildings:

Climate Emergency Design Guide

Embodied Carbon Primer

If you have any questions on how these resources align with the net zero framework, please see this page.