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“Climate change is undoubtedly the greatest challenge of our times. We need to take urgent action to almost halve global emissions by 2030 and eliminate them completely by the middle of the century,” says Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at UKGBC. “It is in this context that the term ‘net zero carbon’ has started to enter the mainstream. Businesses, government and civil society are all grappling with what net zero carbon will mean for them and how it can be achieved in practice.” Net Zero feels like an ultimate goal for a buildings industry hoping to reduce their collective impact on the environment. Currently responsible for 39% of global carbon emissions, decarbonizing of the buildings sector has long been seen as one of the most effective ways to mitigate the worst effects of climate change. In 2018, the World Green Building Council (WGBC) launched its Advancing Net Zero Campaign, to encourage the development of more sustainable […]

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